Includes viral, bacterial, and fungal infections as well as exposure of organisms to dangerous chemicals or toxic substances.
Wildlife Disease News Digest [ More info] This news service focuses on wildlife diseases and wildlife morbidity/mortality, especially as they relate to human and ecosystem health.
Global Wildlife Disease News Map [ More info] Displays news articles from the Wildlife Disease News Digest. Users can see wildlife disease headlines both locally and globally. The Map displays Wildlife Disease News Digest articles that have been posted within the last 45 days.
Avian influenza news and disease information [ More info] News regarding US efforts to monitor the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, with links to bulletins, FAQ list, field guides, and other resources.
Coral Diseases Following Massive Bleaching in 2005 Cause 60 Percent Decline in Coral Cover and Mortality of the Threatened Species, Acropora Palmata, on Reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands [ More info] Record-high seawater temperatures and calm seas in the summer of 2005 led to the most severe coral bleaching (death) ever observed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center [ More info] Coordinates our efforts to address challenges resulting from climate change and to empower natural resource managers with rigorous scientific information and effective tools for decision-making.
Wildlife Data Integration Network [ More info] A web-based monitoring and reporting system that provides access to data on wildlife and zoonotic diseases, mortality events, and other critical related information.
An online database for IHN virus in Pacific Salmonid fish: MEAP-IHNV [ More info] Background information and genetic sequencing data for more than 1,000 individual field isolates of the fish virus Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) collected in western North America from 1966 to the present, updated annually.
AquaPathogen X--A template database for tracking field isolates of aquatic pathogens [ More info] A template database for recording information on individual isolates of aquatic pathogens affecting a variety of aquatic species such as fish or shellfish. Tracks collection, history, geography, gene sequence, and diagnostic info. Uses FileMaker Pro.
Avian Influenza: Information and on-going research at the USGS Alaska Science Center [ More info] Maps and information about potential spread of avian influenza in migratory birds in Alaska. Includes descriptions and photos of the waterfowl that are being monitored.
Environmental health science at the U.S. Geological Survey [ More info] Explains the USGS strategy for research directed towards preventing or reducing the adverse impacts of toxicologic and infectious disease.
Frequent arousal from hibernation linked to severity of infection and mortality in bats with white-nose syndrome [ More info] By attaching data loggers to bats, we found bats infected with white-nose syndrome awoke from hibernation more frequently, which may contribute to increased mortality.
Investigating White-Nose Syndrome in Bats [ More info] Explains the nature and history of this fungal infection that is killing large numbers of bats in the northeast US.
Phage therapy for Florida corals? [ More info] Explains how some diseases affecting corals might be countered by viruses that infect disease-causing bacteria.
Protecting black-footed ferrets and prairie dogs against sylvatic plague [ More info] Development of vaccines and methods to deploy them, to reduce the threat of this serious illness on the population of these wild animals.
Red-Rimmed Melania (Melanoides tuberculatus) - A Snail in Biscayne National Park, Florida - Harmful Invader or Just a Nuisance? [ More info] Explains how this potentially harmful invasive species arrived, why we are concerned, where in the area it is found, what environmental factors control its spread, and what might be done in response.
Surveillance for asian H5N1 avian influenza in the United States [ More info] General description of US government efforts to monitor the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild migratory birds.
Sylvatic plague vaccine and management of prairie dogs [ More info] Disease is threatening these previously abundant rodents. We have developed a vaccine that can be delivered using oral baits; our work now shifts to optimizing the distribution of the vaccine.
The avian influenza H5N1 threat [ More info] Describes highly pathogenic avian influenza and explains why this wildlife disease is of concern to health scientists and the public. Diagram shows potential pathways by which the disease could be transmitted to other animals, including humans.
The U.S. Geological Survey Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative-2011 Annual Update [ More info] Amphibians are declining throughout the US. Here we explain how we monitor amphibians and why, along with some of the results we have obtained.
USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center--Research activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands [ More info] Explains type of information we collect and the problems we study in this area, focusing on coral reef ecosystems, ocean acidification, and sea-level change.
White-nose syndrome in bats: U.S. Geological Survey updates [ More info] Summary of current knowledge of this increasing problem, emphasizing recent USGS research on the issues surrounding it.
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