"This pathogen is like no other in the history of the world. Chytrid fungus outbreaks make bubonic plague look like a slight cough," study researcher Vance Vredenburg, associate professor of biology at San Francisco State University, said in a statement. "We need to look carefully at what is causing these outbreaks."
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