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Stanford study finds 'killer frog' in San Francisco

Original post made on May 16, 2013

Killer frogs are on the loose in San Francisco. They don't kill humans, but there is a frog that is carrying a deadly infection that is destroying the amphibian population around the world, a study from Stanford University School of Medicine reports.

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Posted by crittersneedhelp
a resident of Midtown
on May 16, 2013 at 11:27 am

We think we are smart, but we must help the critters because most all of the frogs being sick is because we make them that way, since we mucked up the environment. Sad, and hope there is a treatment!


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Posted by Dr. Bob
a resident of Green Acres
on May 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

"The practice was largely discontinued in the 1970s"
Wow, so during the 70's its presumed that some places in the US were still injecting frogs with urine to determine pregnancy....not the 1870's but the 1970's. Oh my :)


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Posted by Strum und Drang
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 17, 2013 at 8:31 am

Since Stanford has defined the problem, do they have a solution to stop the spread of this fungus?