Tag: wildlife disease

March 16, 2017

Mystery of WNS spread solved using DNA sequencing

In March 2016, a little brown bat found sick near North Bend, Washington, tested positive for white-nose syndrome (WNS), an invasive disease caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd....

September 15, 2016

Like catching lightning — global campaign to end rabies now

The time has come to “end rabies now” and we have the tools and strategies to do it, according to a growing coalition of global rabies experts. After close to...

April 5, 2016

The winter is more bitter for mangy wolves

Mangy wolves struggle more to cope with the cold and wind than healthy animals. “They could either consume more to replace those lost calories through heat or they could move...

November 18, 2015

Researchers Find Potential Cure for Deadly Amphibian Fungus

A potential cure for the deadly disease wiping out vast populations of amphibians all came down to special two-liter coke bottles filled with water and tadpoles from an island off...

October 27, 2015

Q&A: What Are the Risks and Challenges Associated With Tularemia?

Tularemia, a severe infectious disease humans can contract from some small mammals, has been unusually active this year in Wyoming, with 16 human cases documented by the end of September....

August 12, 2015

TWS Member Creates Risk Framework for CWD in Montana

Wildlife managers in Montana now have a better focus on where a deadly prion disease that kills deer may infiltrate the state. “The overall goal was to help Montana focus...

June 29, 2015

Biodiversity Could Be a Buffer Against Parasites, Disease

The richer an ecosystem is in biodiversity, the more resistant it could be to parasites and the spread of disease, according to a new study. “Our study shows that biodiversity...

April 9, 2015

Natural Bat Bacteria Could Provide Cure for Killer Fungus

A naturally occurring bacteria found on some bats could be the key to fighting a deadly fungal disease affecting the flying mammals around the world. “What’s promising is that the...