Captive frogs may be spreading diseases to wild cousins across Southeast Asia

Mongabay: Scientists have documented a series of links between exotic frogs for trade and diseases in wild frogs in Southeast Asia, including the first documented case of the chytrid fungus-a virulent and lethal disease-in Singapore. According to researchers writing in a new study in EcoHealth, frogs imported into Southeast Asia as pets, food, or traditional medicine are very likely spreading diseases to wild populations. Collecting samples of some 2,300 wild and captive frogs across four countries (Laos,......

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