National Wildlife Health Center


What's all the buzz about? Stay up-to-date with the latest NWHC and USGS News items below.

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Date published: July 16, 2008

Ouch! Taking a Shot at Plague: Vaccine Offers Hope for Endangered Ferrets in Plague Outbreak

Endangered black-footed ferrets, like children, aren't exactly lining up to be stuck with a vaccine, but in an effort to help control an extensive outbreak of plague in South Dakota, some of the ferrets are getting dosed with a vaccine given by biologists.

Date published: July 11, 2008

Lead Shot and Sinkers: Weighty Implications for Fish and Wildlife Health

Millions of pounds of lead used in hunting, fishing and shooting sports wind up in the environment each year and can threaten or kill wildlife, according to a new scientific report.

Date published: May 9, 2008

Dying Bats in the Northeast Remain a Mystery

Investigations continue into the cause of a mysterious illness that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of bats since March 2008. At more than 25 caves and mines in the northeastern U.S, bats exhibiting a condition now referred to as "white-nosed syndrome" have been dying.  

Date published: May 2, 2008

Web Tool Puts Wildlife Disease News on the Map

A new on-line map makes it possible, for the first time, to track news articles about disease outbreaks around the world that threaten the health of wildlife, domestic animals, and people.