The following are pathogens that threaten Nebraska’s native species.
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A fungus that infects amphibians in their keratin containing skin layers.
A parasite that infects and degrades muscle tissue of yellow perch and other fish species. It creates thick sporophorocysts, in which spores develop.
Largemouth Bass Virus
Most bass with LBV will appear completely normal. In some cases, dying fish will be near the surface and have trouble swimming.
Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut Trees
Causes yellowing of leaves and thinning foliage. Then, fungus kills localized areas, causing branch dieback.
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS)
Fish will show widespread hemorrhages (bleeding) throughout body surface; eye, skin and fins and also within the internal organs.
This parasite prevents the fish from foraging for food and evading predators, resulting in death.
White Nose Syndrome
White fungus appears on the muzzle and other body parts of infected bats. Causes skin erosion and abnormal bat behavior leading to death.