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Amphibian fungus conquers neotropics

Chytridiomycosis, a virulent fungal disease of amphibians, now affects the entire mountainous neotropics. The fungus has spread through Central America, as well as other sites around the world, killing frogs in great numbers since at least the 1970s. And yesterday, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama that they had found infected frogs at a site bordering the Darien National Park, previously the only area to escape the infection.

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