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Deadly snake fungus has now been found in wild snakes in Europe

A fungal disease that has been killing wild snakes in over 30 states in the U.S. and Canada has now been identified for the first time in wild snakes in Europe, according to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

A mysterious fungus is killing snakes in the Eastern U.S.

It started in Florida with the pygmy rattlesnakes, killing 42 of them. Then, another 59 wound up dead. When it happened in the earlier part of this century, mystified scientists couldn't identify the culprit.

Fighting a fungus that's killing America's wild snakes

Since the early 2000s, a fungal infection has been devastating wild snake populations in the Midwest and eastern U.S.. The impact of the disease on the ecosystem has taken on greater significance, prompting further studies to find a cause and cure.
 

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