Ask a Researcher: How Can Citizens Help Prevent the Spread of Amphibian Disease?

Amanda Bennett and Matt Keevil have been doing research on two amphibian diseases for the past year. The virus “Ranavirus” causes a hemorrhagic disease in amphibians (think frog Ebola). Frogs will have red patches and bloating under their skin, and may have trouble hopping or swimming. The fungus “Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis” (Bd) causes the disease “chytridiomycosis”…