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Study warns that snake fungal disease could be a global threat


December 20, 2017

New research suggests that a potentially fatal snake fungus found in several species in the U.S. and three in Europe could be global in scale. The study shows that the snake fungal disease caused by Ophidiomyces ophidiodiicola can infect snakes of many species regardless of their ancestry, physical characteristics or habitats.Full Story

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American Museum of Natural History

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