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Fragile frogs

A recent Tech Times article quoted Michael J. Yabsley, an associate professor of population health in the College of Veterinary Medicine, in an article examining how at-risk frog populations face a new threat from an infectious tadpole disease.

“There have been numerous outbreaks with this parasite, what we presume to be the same parasite, all over the eastern part of the United States,” said Yabsley, who co-authored the study. “It’s certainly going to be one of the things we are worried about for the long-term health of amphibians.”

The study researched single-cell parasites called protists that infect tadpole livers in global frog populations.