Bacterial and viral pathogens detected in sea turtles stranded along the coast of Tuscany, Italy

  Sea turtles infections are examined. The first isolation of Lactococcus garviae and the first detection of Betanodavirus in sea turtles indicate the possibility

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Monitoring of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (frog fungus) in collections of captive amphibians

“Of 610 pet amphibians tested, we recorded 5.1% to be infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis”, also known as frog fungus. The popularity of amphibians as

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Reptiles and Amphibians as a source of Salmonella

“Reptiles and amphibians are popular pets with many families. Turtles, frogs, iguanas, snakes, geckos, horned toads, salamanders, and chameleons are colorful, quiet, and often

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Amphibians acquire resistance to live and dead fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis overcoming fungal immunosuppression

“These results suggest that amphibians can acquire immunity to B. dendrobatidis that overcomes pathogen-induced immunosuppression and increases their survival.” Emerging fungal pathogens pose a

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Phaeohyphomycosis resulting in obstructive tracheitis in three green sea turtles Chelonia mydas

The dematiaceous fungus species Veronaea botryosa was isolated from the tracheal mass in 2 cases, and genetic sequence of V. botryosa was detected by

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Neglected fungal Zoonoses: Hidden Threats to Man and animals

This review aims to highlight some mycoses whose zoonotic potential received less attention, including infections caused by Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei, Lacazia loboi, Emmonsia spp.,

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