Tag: diseases

A cat and a raccoon cross paths at night in Washington, D.C.
January 25, 2023

Outdoor D.C. cats put themselves and others in danger

Letting pet cats spend time outdoors can put them at risk for contracting diseases, while simultaneously causing harm to wildlife and the ecosystem. This finding came out of a larger...

January 5, 2023

Best Student Poster explores the role of ticks in CWD transmission

As chronic wasting disease continues to spread through cervid populations in North America, scientists still don’t know exactly how the disease is spreading so rapidly and broadly. But when Heather...

May 21, 2021

When we move wildlife, are we spreading pathogens?

When Joshua Brian was studying parasites in freshwater mussels for his PhD, he realized that even at sites right next to one another, mussels had different parasite communities. He and...

April 21, 2020

Close human-wildlife contact means more possible disease spread

Habitat degradation, wildlife exploitation and wildlife adaptation to anthropogenic resources all put animals in closer contact with people, which researchers say help zoonotic diseases — like the novel coronavirus —...

August 17, 2018

Wildlife disease could spread faster in dry places

When people get sick, they tend to retreat to their beds, opting for rest and recovery instead of infecting others. It’s been widely believed that sick wild animals also isolate...

September 12, 2017

Contaminants in dolphins suggest ecosystem woes

When Gregory Bossart began studying lesions on Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations over 10 years ago, he didn’t know the extent to which they would point to negative impacts...

Bird Feed
April 8, 2015

Supplemental Feeding: To Feed or Not to Feed Wildlife

When it comes to the age-old question of whether or not to feed wildlife, a new study is finally providing us with a step in the right direction. Depending on...