Tag: wildlife diseases

February 10, 2021

Lizards may buffer humans from contracting Lyme’s disease

Lizards may unwittingly shield humans from contracting Lyme’s disease by being the preferred meal for ticks in the U.S. Southeast. Researchers had long wondered why Lyme’s disease cases are higher...

August 11, 2020

Global wildlife surveillance can halt future pandemics

In order to stop future devastating pandemics like COVID-19, wildlife scientists and experts argue that a global system of wildlife surveillance is necessary. The researchers point to epidemics like Ebola,...

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...

December 21, 2016

Clemson student takes new approach to white-nose syndrome

Most wildlife biologists know of the devastating impacts that white-nose syndrome has had on susceptible bat species such as little brown bats and Indiana bats. But how has the disease...

November 12, 2015

Supporting Black-footed Ferret Recovery

Black-footed ferret recovery took two new steps forward in October, with releases outside of Denver at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and on the Crow Nation lands east...

Avian Influenza
July 29, 2015

Enhanced Avian Influenza Surveillance in Wild Birds

Between now and March 2016, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) surveillance in wild birds will increase as biologists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (WS) program and its...