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Changing patterns of wildlife diseases

January 1, 2001

The purpose of this paper was not to analyze the effects of global warming on wildlife disease patterns, but to serve as a springboard for future efforts to identify those wildlife diseases, including zoonotic diseases, that could be influenced the most by warming climates and to encourage the development of models to examine the potential effects. Hales et al. (1999) examined the relationship of the incidence of a vector-borne human disease, Dengue fever, and El Nino southern oscillations for South Pacific Island nations. The development of similar models on specific wildlife diseases which have environmental factors strongly associated with transmission would provide information and options for the future management of our wildlife resources.

Publication Year 2001
Title Changing patterns of wildlife diseases
Authors R. G. McLean
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
Index ID 1003696
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center