Eye Ointment Can Cure Frog Fungus

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 2, 2007   View Article

An antibiotic primarily used to treat pinkeye in humans rids frogs of the fungal disease that is wiping out amphibian populations around the world, a team of New Zealand scientists reports.

Infected frogs treated with the drug for two weeks were cured of the deadly disease, called chytridiomycosis or frog chytrid disease.

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