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Emergence of a bufonid herpesvirus in a population of the common toad (Bufo bufo) in Germany
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  • Tobias Eisenberg,
  • Hans-Peter Hamann,
  • Carina Reuscher,
  • Axel Kwet,
  • Katja Klier-Heil,
  • Benjamin Lamp
Tobias Eisenberg
Hessian State Lab LHL
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Hans-Peter Hamann
Hessian State Lab LHL
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Carina Reuscher
Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen
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Axel Kwet
German Herpetological Society (DGHT)
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Katja Klier-Heil
Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)
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Benjamin Lamp
Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen
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Abstract

Bufonid herpesvirus 1 (BfHV1) was initially described in 2018 from cases of severe dermatitis in Swiss populations of the common toad (Bufo bufo). We identified a closely related herpes virus strain in a German toad population affected by an epidemic of multifocal proliferative to ulcerative dermatitis.

Peer review status:Published

2021Published in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 10.3354/dao03589