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Avian influenza research sheds light on possible routes of introduction to North America

Understanding how wild birds facilitate the maintenance, reassortment, and dispersal of influenza A viruses (IAV) is key to forecasting global disease...

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The USGS One Health Approach to Wildlife Disease and Environmental Change

One Health is a collaborative approach – working at the local, regional, national, and global levels – with the goal of achieving optimal health...

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Destructive Snake Disease Discovered in Museum Specimens

A recent study of museum snake specimens shows that snake fungal disease, a skin infection threatening many important snake populations, existed in...

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New Insight on the Potential for Blue-Winged Teal to Transfer Avian Influenza to Domestic Poultry

A first-of-its-kind study by the USGS and partners provides an initial analysis of when commercial chicken and turkey facilities in the U.S. are at...

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USGS Participates in USDA Highly Pathogenic (HP) Avian Influenza (AI) and Wild Birds Webinar Series

Several USGS scientists recently participated in a USDA Veterinary Services Training and Exercise Program (VSTEP) Webinar series on Highly Pathogenic...

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Interagency Statement: USGS and Partners Investigating DC Area Bird Mortality Event

In late May, wildlife managers in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye...

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White-Nose Syndrome Killed Over 90% of Three North American Bat Species

New Study Unveils the Impacts of the Disease on Native Bat Populations

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Multi-Partner Workshop Highlights Science Actions for a Potential Wildlife Disease Outbreak

A new USGS Open-File Report outlines findings from a scenario building workshop on a wildlife disease, facilitated by the Department of the Interior’s...

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A Unified Research Strategy for Disease Management

As wildlife diseases increase globally, an understanding of host-pathogen relationships can elucidate avenues for management and improve conservation...

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Science for a Risky World: A USGS Plan for Risk Research and Applications – USGS publishes strategic plan for examining risk

USGS explores opportunities to advance its capabilities in risk assessment, mitigation, and communication in new strategic plan.

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Hot new imagery of wintering bats suggests a group behavior for battling white-nose syndrome

Hot new imagery from temperature-sensing cameras suggests that bats who warm up from hibernation together throughout the winter may be better at...

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A Deadly Double Punch: Together, Turbines and Disease Jeopardize Endangered Bats