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Emerging infectious diseases and amphibian population declines

January 1, 1999

We review recent research on the pathology, ecology, and biogeography of two emerging infectious wildlife diseases, chytridiomycosis and ranaviral disease, in the context of host-parasite population biology. We examine the role of these diseases in the global decline of amphibian populations and propose hypotheses for the origins and impact of these panzootics. Finally, we discuss emerging infectious diseases as a global threat to wildlife populations.

Publication Year 1999
Title Emerging infectious diseases and amphibian population declines
DOI 10.3201/eid0506.990601
Authors Peter Daszak, Lee Berger, Andrew A Cunningham, A. D. Hyatt, D. Earl Green, R. Speare
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Emerging Infectious Diseases
Index ID 1003924
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center