Photo: Eye Ointment Can Cure Frog Fungus



Scientists exposed a tree frog with the deadly fungal infection chytridiomycosis to a paper towel soaked in chloramphenicol, an antibiotic primarily used to treat pinkeye infections in humans.

The team says the drug cures the disease and even helps prevent re-infection, although how the drug works remains unknown.

Photograph courtesy Phil Bishop, the University of Otago


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