Attempting to Identify, Understand, & Head-Off Global Frog Mortality

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 15 August 2018


Attempting to Identify, Understand, & Head-Off Global Frog Mortality

Latest Pathogen Test & Recent Frog Medicine

Scientists get new tool to track new pathogen killing frogs,
UCF, August 14, 2018.


New Test
“...a method to screen frogs for an infectious disease that has been linked to mass die-offs of frogs around the world. ”

“…the deadly pathogen Perkinsea...”

“Without frogs, many other species would die.”

“Scientists have narrowed down what's most affecting frogs to three pathogens, including Perkinsea.”

Newly Identified
"Not a lot of people have studied Perkinsea because it has only recently been identified.”

“...the team of researchers found that 25 percent of the frogs they sampled tested positive for the pathogen.”

“...It's most likely at least a co-factor in these extinction events we are seeing.”


What Diseases?

See Earlier Article

Our Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

Rescue for Recovery: Biologists Team up with Zoos to Save Frogs on Brink of Extinction, UCF, August 14, 2018.

“...disease (chytridiomycosis), which is caused by amphibian chytrid fungus and is responsible for the decline or extinction of more than 200 amphibian species worldwide. The mountain yellow-legged frog has been listed as Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2014.”


Earlier, about Frog Inoculations


Or just playing with the "deck chairs" on the Titanic?


More, Earlier


Rescue for Recovery: Biologists Team up with Zoos to Save Frogs on Brink of Extinction, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, December 16, 2015.




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