Toads susceptible to virus & fungus

Australian Science incorporating Search, September 1998 reported...

There's good news and there's bad news about the latest efforts to find a biological control for the cane toad Bufo marinus.

First the bad news: a Venezuelan virus that has been tested cannot be released because it also affects native frogs. But the good news is that the cane toad was susceptible to the virus and so the hope remains that another virus will be more specific.

The other piece of good news is that the fungus that is thought responsible for the decline in frog populations also affects toads.