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dc.contributor.authorKriger, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorHero, Jean-Marc
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:08:21Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:08:21Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-08-12T07:24:02Z
dc.identifier.issn16129202
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10393-009-0228-y
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29649
dc.description.abstractThe human-mediated transport of infected amphibians is the most plausible driver for the intercontinental spread of chytridiomycosis, a recently emerged infectious disease responsible for amphibian population declines and extinctions on multiple continents. Chytridiomycosis is now globally ubiquitous, and it cannot be eradicated from affected sites. Its rapid spread both within and between continents provides a valuable lesson on preventing future panzootics and subsequent erosion of biodiversity, not only of amphibians, but of a wide array of taxa: the continued inter-continental trade and transport of animals will inevitably lead to the spread of novel pathogens, followed by numerous extinctions. Herein, we define and discuss three levels of amphibian disease management: (1) post-exposure prophylactic measures that are curative in nature and applicable only in a small number of situations; (2) pre-exposure prophylactic measures that reduce disease threat in the short-term; and (3) preventive measures that remove the threat altogether. Preventive measures include a virtually complete ban on all unnecessary long-distance trade and transport of amphibians, and are the only method of protecting amphibians from disease-induced declines and extinctions over the long-term. Legislation to prevent the emergence of new diseases is urgently required to protect global amphibian biodiversity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUSA
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom6
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcoHealth
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchWildlife and Habitat Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVeterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050211
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0707
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleChytridiomycosis, amphibian extinctions, and lessons for the prevention of future panzootics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Springer New York. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorHero, Jean-Marc
gro.griffith.authorKriger, Kerry M.


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