Publication on Herd Immunity in Frontiers in Microbiology

Herd immunity may protect some amphibians from disease on Madagascar.

A study led by Molly Bletz estimates herd immunity against amphibian chytridiomycosis in Madagascar.

Bletz MC, Myers J, Woodhams DC, Rabemananjara FCE, Rakotonirina A, Weldon C, Edmonds D, Vences M, Harris RN. (2017) Estimating herd immunity to amphibian chytridiomycosis in Madagascar based on the defensive function of amphibian skin bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology.


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