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Successful elimination of a lethal wildlife infectious disease in nature [Royal Society Open Science]

Keyword : chytridiomycosis, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, mitigation, Alytes muletensis, Mallorca

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Methods to mitigate the impacts of emerging infectious diseases affecting wildlife are urgently needed to combat loss of biodiversity. However, the successful mitigation of wildlife pathogens in situ has rarely occurred. Indeed, most strategies for combating wildlife diseases remain theoretical, despite the wealth of information available for combating infections in livestock and crops. Here, we report the outcome of a 5-year effort to eliminate infection with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis affecting an island system with a single amphibian host.(...)

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