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Amphibian Bacterial Diseases

An amphibian developing a disease from the result of bacteria is small. Bacterial septicemia is one of the only bacterial diseases linked with a large amount of deaths in amphibians. Other bacteria have caused sporadic cases of diseases. Another type of bacteria that causes infections in humans is Salmonella and Leptospira. They have the capability to be fatal to livestock, humans and family pets.

When an amphibian contracts bacterial septicemia, they show signs of pale skin, petechiation, hemorrhaging ulcers, lethargy, anorexia, edema, hemorrhaging in the internal organs, parasites and pale livers. This is mainly an infection of the blood stream.

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