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Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

African frogs, originally imported for early 20th century pregnancy tests, carried a deadly amphibian disease to the US, according to new findings. African Clawed Frogs have long been suspected of spreading a harmful fungus called B...

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Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

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Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

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Gardeners may be spreading lethal frog disease throughout UK, study warns

Academics / Biology : The Guardian: Biology

Suburban homeowners stocking their garden ponds with frogs, fish or spawn from other ponds or aquatic centres are helping the ranavirus move around British suburban gardeners may be unknowingly driving the spread of a lethal frog di...

Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, according to new research.

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