With knowledge of this disease and the other mycoses we are better equipped to protect our canine friends and companions from these devastating diseases.
The experts tell me that pythium exists in all of the gulf coastal states. I am not sure about infection in Australia. You might contact Bob at Pavlab or Dr. Mendoza at Michigan State University. It originated in Thailand. Too bad we don't have a real time map that would let us know about areas of infection. Since it is not a contagious disease, the CDC is not informed of infection of these diseases.
Again, I urge everyone to become aware of their own dogs status and help Bob out with his study. Send in your samples!!