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31 December 2020 / ktvb.com

Duck die-off likely caused by fungal infection

Salmon, Idaho, United States

The cause of death is almost certainly acute Aspergillosis, a respiratory tract infection caused by a fungus commonly found in soil, dead leaves, moldy grain, compost piles, or in other decaying vegetation. Wildlife managers say the die-off seems to have stopped, likely due to the fungus source no longer being available.

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