Includes viral, bacterial, and fungal infections as well as exposure of organisms to dangerous chemicals or toxic substances.
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 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.
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.
USGS highly pathogenic avian influenza research strategy [ More info] Outlines specific goals of the USGS effort to study these important diseases of birds.
USGS role and response to highly pathogenic avian influenza [ More info] We work with state and Federal agencies to study these diseases of birds because they can affect both wild populations of birds and cultivated poultry, and their diseases can spread to other animals, including humans.
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