New Study Documents Global Pathogen in African Amphibians and Demonstrates Need to End the Wildlife Trade

According to a new scientific study, multiple strains of a deadly fungal pathogen are spreading among frogs across Africa, posing serious and widespread threats to amphibian populations. Sonia L. Ghose and co-authors published the study, entitled Continent-Wide Recent Emergence of a Global Pathogen in African Amphibians, in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science. The findings shed new light on an elusive emerging infectious disease and show the urgent need to end the wildlife trade and prevent further disease spread.