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Deadly fungus that is wiping out frogs worldwide by making them die of thirst - even when they're in the water

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

A deadly fungus is rapidly killing off frogs around the globe by making them died of thirst. The fungus attacks the skin of the creatures, leaving them unable to absorb water - essential for any amphibian's survival.It leads to them suffering severe levels of dehydration then ultimately a heart attack.The disease has already slashed the number of yellow-legged frogs in California by 75 per cent in the last four years.
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Blood samples show deadly frog fungus at work in the wild

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

The fungal infection that has killed a record number of amphibians worldwide leads to deadly dehydration in frogs in the wild, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University researc... Read Post

Deadly frog fungus at work in the wild

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

The fungal infection that has killed a record number of amphibians worldwide leads to deadly dehydration in frogs in the wild, according to a new study. High levels of an aquatic fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) dis... Read Post

Gatorade Could Be The Cure For Dying Frogs?

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

The fungus now decimating frog populations around the world does its damage by impairing the animals' ability to absorb electrolytes through their skin. This discovery may eventually lead to treatments that make the disease less let... Read Post


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