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A new pandemic is threatening salamanders

by Will Schick

An extremely deadly disease called “Bsal” has emerged in the amphibian world, threatening their future survival. Scientists are now calling its spread a “pandemic,” calling to mind the human experience of COVID-19.

Bsal works by infecting the skin of amphibians, which in turn causes problems with their respiratory systems since they rely on…




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