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Health and disease
Normal and abnormal conditions of plant and animal bodies. Covers both human and non-human health and disease topics. For human health and disease, use the narrower term 'environmental health (human)'.
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Disease vectors (5 items)
Environmental health (human) (29 items)
Wildlife disease (21 items)
Zoonotic diseases (6 items)
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Emerging diseases in wildlife [More info]
News releases on adenovirus, West Nile Virus, foot and mouth disease, iridovirus, chronic wasting disease, and other emerging health issues in wildlife.
Environment and human health [More info]
Home page for USGS research on the relationship of environment and health with links to fact sheets, reports, projects and programs, Human Health database and meeting and conferences.
PDF 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.
Fact sheet: Coping with diseases at bird feeders [More info]
Describes four communicable diseases (salmonellosis, trichomoniasis, aspergillosis, and avian pox) that can be passed from bird to bird at bird feeders and gives eight relatively easy steps that people can take to prevent or minimize disease.
Field manual of wildlife diseases: general field procedures and diseases of birds [More info]
Manual listing field procedures for bird specimen collecting, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral diseases, biotoxins, chemical toxins, common and scientific names of birds, and glossary. Manual can be downloaded or viewed in PDF format.
Fish Health Branch, Leetown Science Center [More info]
The Fish Health Branch, Leetown Science Center, investigates fish health and disease issues associated with genetics, pathogens and environmental stress. With links to workshops, leaflets, and announcements relating for fish health.
Fisheries: Aquatic and endangered resources program [More info]
This program is focused on the study of fishes, fisheries, aquatic invertebrates, and aquatic habitats, and evaluates factors that affect aquatic organism health, population fitness, biological diversity, and aquatic community and habitat function.
Framework for Assessing the Sustainability of Monitored Natural Attenuation [More info]
Research findings and examples of application to real problems--When can natural processes to reduce, or even destroy, contaminants at toxic waste sites be relied on?
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.
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.
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