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Volume 5, Number 6—December 1999


Emerging Infectious Diseases and Amphibian Population Declines

Peter Daszak*Comments to Author , Lee Berger†‡, Andrew A. Cunningham§, Alex D. Hyatt†, D. Earl Green¶, and Rick Speare‡
Author affiliations: *Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA; †Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; ‡School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; §Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom; and ¶National Wildlife Health Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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Table 3

Longevity of infectious epizootic hematopoietic necrosis virus (72,74,75)

Treatment Survival time (days) Ref.
Animal tissues

-20oC >730 75

-70oC >730 75
In solution
Distilled water 97 75

(temperature not specified)
4oC, cell >1124 74

maintenance media
-20oC, cell >1124 74

maintenance media
-70oC, cell >1124 74

maintenance media
On dry surfaces >113, <200 75

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1Note that the relative number of mass death events decreases with increasing impact on population.