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    DAO prepress abstract   -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03589

    Emergence of a bufonid herpesvirus in a population of the common toad Bufo bufo in Germany

    Tobias Eisenberg*, Hans-Peter Hamann, Carina Reuscher, Axel Kwet, Katja Klier-Heil, Benjamin Lamp

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    ABSTRACT: Bufonid herpesvirus 1 (BfHV1) was initially described in 2014 from cases of mortalities and dermatitis in Swiss populations of the common toad Bufo bufo. We identified a closely related herpesvirus strain in a German common toad population affected by an ongoing epidemic of multifocal proliferative to ulcerative skin disease since 2018.