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Early Detection and Rapid Response to Wildlife Disease

USGS scientists support our partners through a diverse research portfolio that often begins with on-the-ground disease surveillance, investigation of aquatic animal die-offs, and diagnostic support. 

Field investigations often lead to laboratory studies to identify cause of disease, evaluate risk factors, and  develop disease detection and mitigation tools. Results from field and laboratory studies can be integrated into epidemiological models to understand disease transmission rates and population level disease impacts.


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