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Paranannizziopsis spp. Infection in Wild Vipers, Europe

April 12, 2024

We describe the first detection of Paranannizziopsis sp. in a wild population of vipers in Europe. Fungal infections were severe and one individual likely died from infection. Surveillance efforts are needed to better understand the threat of this pathogen to snake conservation.

Publication Year 2024
Title Paranannizziopsis spp. Infection in Wild Vipers, Europe
DOI 10.3201/eid3005.231317
Authors Gaelle Blanvillain, Fernando Martínez-Freiría, Joseph R. Hoyt, Jeffrey M. Lorch, Albert Martinez Silvestre
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Emerging Infectious Diseases
Index ID 70253183
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center