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)'.
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 Great Flood of 1993 [ More info] Photos, publicatons and recordbreaking flood peaks from the flood that included 9 states, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and completely inundated 75 towns.
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.
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.
Toxic Substances Hydrology Program [ More info] Homepage for the Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, which provides scientific information on contaminated sites and on human and environmental health. Links to news, topical information, investigations, meetings, publications, and photos.
U.S. - Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative: interactive maps [ More info] Geographic and scientific information focused on health issues in the area of the US-Mexico border
USGS Science Serves Public Health [ More info] Studies showing how human activities affect environmental and ecological health and how the quality of our environment and wildlife affects human health.
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.
Understanding beach health throughout the Great Lakes-Entering a new era of investigations [ More info] People who manage recreational areas need better, more timely estimates of the likelihood that the beach and lake waters will be hazardous to human health, and which factors cause those hazards.
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