Early action to address an emerging wildlife disease

Authors: Michael J Adams; Maria-Richetta C Hopkins; D A Grear
Contribution Number: 576

doi.org/10.3133/fs20173013

Abstract/Summary

Although not yet detected in the United States, the emergence of Bsal (a fungal pathogen) could threaten the salamander population, which is the most diverse in the world. The spread of Bsal likely will lead to more State and federally listed threatened or endangered amphibian species, and associated economic effects. Because of concern expressed by resource management agencies, the U. S. Geological Survey has made Bsal and similar pathogens a priority for research.

Publication details
Published Date: 2017-02
Outlet/Publisher: USGS Fact Sheet
Media Format: .PDF

ARMI Organizational Units:
Pacific Northwest - Biology
National Wildlife Health Center
Topics:
Disease
Keywords:
disease; pathogen
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