Tag: disease transmission

July 8, 2020

Territorial behavior may help animals flatten disease curve

Territorial animals may be buffering themselves against disease transmission through behavior similar to social distancing in humans. While illness may still spread between individual animals through scent cues or other...

October 19, 2018

Do animal brains spell trouble for humans?

Intelligence in crows (Corvus spp.), raccoons (Procyon lotor), coyotes (Canis latrans) and other species can make them an annoyance to people who live alongside them, but researchers found that tapping...

August 18, 2016

Cardinals may protect Atlanta residents from West Nile virus

In Atlanta, Georgia, West Nile virus (WNV) is rampant — but only in birds. Humans in the area are relatively free of the mosquito-borne illness, and they may have cardinals...