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New study: Snake fungal disease may now be a global threat

A potentially fatal fungus infection found in more than two dozen snake species in Europe and the United States could be lethal to serpents across the globe, a new study finds.

Deadly fungus found in over 30 species of snakes in US and Canada

Fungal diseases are an emerging threat to animals worldwide, including bats, frogs, and salamanders. Now, at least 30 snake species in North America are being hit with a deadly fungal infection and scientists want to know why.

White-nose syndrome has crossed the Rocky Mountains

Seattle - White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a particularly nasty fungal disease that has so far killed off over 7 million bats in the eastern U.S. since it mysteriously appeared 10 years ago. Recent evidence now shows it has spread across the country.

The dangers of human fungal diseases

Fungal diseases are ever-present and millions of people around the world are at risk from different types of fungi. Yet research into fungal disease and preventative measures receives lower funding, according to a new report.

Call for action on fungal diseases

Melbourne - A new campaign has been launched, designed to reduce blindness and death rates from a host of fungal diseases worldwide.

World's dwindling chocolate supply linked to climate and disease

Candy bars, cakes and cookies are but a few of the foods we consume that often contain chocolate. Two very large chocolate makers, Mars, Inc. and Barry Callebaut, are now telling us we are eating too much of what is fast becoming an endangered product.

U.S. senators to investigate fungal meningitis scandal

U.S. Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander are leading the investigation into the fungal meningitis scandal, where tens of thousands of vials of a steroid were contaminated and distributed across the U.S.

In ten years, bananas could slip from the face of the earth!

Two fungal diseases are invading banana plantations.
 

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The current distribution of White-nose Syndrome.
The current distribution of White-nose Syndrome.
Bat Conservation International