Killer fungus now airborne

The NewScientist reports:

A fungus that is devastating amphibian populations around the world is a relatively new disease that is spreading rapidly ... Worse, not only is the fungus being spread by infected water, it may also be transmitted in the form of spores carried on the wind or birds' feathers ... B. dendrobatidis was formally identified as a frog-killer in 1998, though it has been found on museum specimens dating back to the 1930s. It affects frogs on every continent they are found and is considered one of the three major reasons - along with habitat destruction and trade - for the decline in global amphibian populations since the early 1980s.