Diseases

diseasesLook for information and organizations concerned with wildlife-caused human and animal diseases…zoonoses.

Diseases are organized alphabetically by disease and/or affected species group.

General Information

Animal Health – Australia

Animal Health Diagnostic Center – Michigan State Univ.

An Overview of Zoonoses – Los Angeles Co. Public Health

Bites and Scratches – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

Cage Trapping Safety Procedures – Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   – Links

Center for Biosecurity – Univ. of Pittsburg Med. Ctr.

Wildlife Disease Manual  – Michigan State Government

Field Manual of Wildlife Disease (online by chapter) – (PDF) USGS

Journal of Wildlife Diseases – A peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of zoonotic research

Michigan Emerging Disease Issues – Michigan State Government

National Institute of Allergies & Infectious Diseases – U.S. Nat’l Institutes of Health

National Veterinary Services Laboratories – Ames IA and Orient Point, NY

National Wildlife Health Center – U.S. Geological Survey: An outstanding site providing information on diseases that threaten both wildlife and humans alike.

Public Health Confronts the Chicken, the Hamster, and the Goat – (PDF) by John Pape of Colorado Public Health Dept. (a good introduction to how viruses emerge and mutate.)

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study – Univ. of Georgia

Wildlife Disease Information – Michigan State DNR

Wildlife Diseases & Humans –  1994 Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage, University of Nebraska

Wildlife Exposure Factors Hndbk Vol 1  and Vol 2 – (PDF) 1993 EPA

Zoonoses – Texas Dept. of Health

Zoonoses Fact Sheet – (2008) OSHA

Zoonoses and the Human-Animal-Ecosystems Interface – World Health Organization

Zoonotic Diseases – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

 

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Anaplasmosis

Anaplasmosis Bibliography – (PDF) USDA (APHIS)

Anaplasmosis in cattle Fact Sheet – (PDF) Texas A&M

Anaplasmosis – Merck Vet Manual

Anaplasmosis – US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anaplasmosis – Univ. of Florida

Anaplasmosis – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Anthrax

Anthrax in Humans and Animals – 2005. World Health Organization

Anthrax Lecture & Photos – Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Anthrax Vaccine – U.S. FDA

Anthrax Vaccine – National Vaccine Information Center

Anthrax – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anthrax – National Institute of Health

Anthrax – University of Minnesota

 

Arboviral Infections

 

Avian Botulism

Avian Botulism Fact Sheets – (PDF) Alberta Canada

Avian Botulism – USGS

 

Avian Influenza

Verified Infections – USGS

EDEN’s Pandemic Flu Page – Extension Disaster Education Network

Avian Flu – University of Minnesota

Avian Influenza in Birds – CDC

Avian Influenza in Humans – CDC

Avian Influenza – Merck Vet Manual

Avian Influenza – WHO Fact Sheet

Avian Influenza – University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute

Avian Influenza – USDA APHIS

 

Birds

Bird Biosecurity – USDA APHIS

House Finch Conjuctivitis – (PDF) Penn State University

 

Blue Tongue Virus

Blue Tongue Virus – Purdue University

Epizootic Hemorraghic Disease – Michigan DNR

Hemorraghic Disease of White-tailed Deer – (2013) Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease University of Georgia

 

Bovine Tuberculosis

Bovine TB & Deer – (PDF) National Federation of Badger Groups

Bovine TB – California State Info

Bovine TB – Michigan State DNR

 

Brucellosis (Swine)

Feral Swine – (PDF) USDA 1998

Diseases of Feral Swine – (PDF) USDA and SE Cooperative Wildlife Diseases Study/University of Georgia

Swine Brucellosis – Merck Vet Manual

Swine Brucellosis – (PDF) Seriological Paper

Brucellosis – Centers of Disease Control

Brucellosis Disease Information  – USDA (APHIS)

Brucellosis – US Air Force Public Health and Information Resources

 

Chronic Wasting Disease

CWD – Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance has links to state information

CWD – USDA APHIS

Chronic Wasting Disease – USGS National Wildlife Health Center

CWD and Potential Transmission to Humans (2004) Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal – CDC

Occurrence, Transmission, and Zoonotic Potential of Chronic Wasting Disease (2012) Emerging Infectious Disease journal – CDC

 

Cryptococcosis

Cryptococcosis and Histoplasmosis – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

Distemper

Canine & Feline Distemper – Michigan DNR

 

E. coli

Feral in the Fields, Food Safety Risk from Wildlife – (2011) Food Safety News

 

Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis – American Lyme Disease Foundation

Ehrlichiosis – CDC

Ehrlichiosis – eMedicine

Ehrlichiosis – Merck Manual

Ehrlichiosis – National Institute of Health

Ehrlichiosis – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

 

Equine Protozoal Myloencephalitis

EPM-The opossum/horse/bird connection

Avian (Fowl) Cholera

Avian Cholera Epidemiology – Journal of Expiremental Medicine

Avian Cholera – (PDF) Louis Pasteur’s 1880 Article

Fowl Cholera – Michigan DNR

 

Giardiasis

Giardia – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

Hantavirus

Hantavirus  – (PDF) Oklahoma Health Department with links to English and Spanish fact sheets

Hantavirus Fact Sheet Spanish – (PDF) Oklahoma Health Department

How People Get Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome – CDC

Hantavirus – CDC

Hantavirus Cleanup – CDC

Hantavirus – National Institutes of Health

Hantavirus: Symptoms and Treatment of Infection – (2012) LiveScience

4th Hantavirus Victim in NM – (2016) USA Today, Ruidosa, NM

 

Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis – CDC

Histoplasmosis: Protecting Workers at Risk  – (2006) CDC & NIOSH

 

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis  – CDC

Leptospirosis in Feral Swine – USDA APHIS

 

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease – American Lyme Disease Foundation

Lyme Disease – CDC

Lyme Disease – Lyme Disease Foundation

Lyme Disease – Lyme Disease Network

Lyme Disease – Michigan DNR

Lyme Disease – US Air Force Public Health and Information Resources

Prevent Lyme Disease – (2019) CDC

Tick Management Handbook (2007) CT Ag Experiment Station

 

Mad Cow Disease

Mad Cow Disease – Science News

 

Mange (Sarcoptic)

Sarcoptic and Demodectic Mange Mites – (2011) eXtension, Amy Fischer, University of Illinois

Sarcoptic Mange – Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Groups

Association of Reptiles & Amphibian Veterinarians

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study – University of Georgia

Wildlife Disease Organization – Professional Association

 

Papillomavirus, Shope

Handout on the Virus – (2006) by Medirabbit.com

Shope Virus – Merck Manual

 

Pseudorabies

Pseudorabies  – USDA APHIS

Pseudorabies – Clinical Information and Photos

Pseudorabies – Merck Vet Manual

Pseudorabies – The Pig Site

 

Publications

Journal of Veterinary Pathology – American College of Veterinary Pathologists

The Wildlife Disease Association

 

Rabies

Rabies – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

Wildlife Reservoirs for Rabies – CDC

 

Raccoon Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis)

Baylisascaris procyonis – CDC

Baylisascariasis – (2005) Clinical Microbiology Reviews

 

Reptiles & Amphibians

Venoms and Antivenoms – University of Melbourne Australia

 

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – CDC

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – Mayo Clinic

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – MedScape

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

 

Salmonellosis

Salmonella – Avian Biotech

Salmonella – CDC

Salmonella as a Zoonose –  National Veterinary Institute

Zoonotic Diseases – Salmonella – (2007) MedScape

 

Shigellosis

Shigellosis – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

 

Ticks

About Ticks – (2009) Lyme Disease Association

Arthropod Infestations – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

Ticks, Tick Bites – (2015) MedicineNet

Risk of Disease from Mosquito and Tick Bites – EPA

 

Trichinosis

Trichinosis – CDC

Trichinosis Information for Hunters – CDC

Trichinosis – Maine CDC

Trichinosis – (2013) USGS National Wildlife Health Center

Trichinosis – US Air Force Public Health Information and  Resources

 

Tuberculosis

What is Zoonotic Tuberculosis? – World Health Organization

 Tularemia

Tularemia Fact Sheet – State of Illinois

Tularemia – CDC

Tularemia – Merck Manual, Consumer Version

Tularemia – (2013) University of Minnesota, Center for Disease Research and Technology

This Little Piggy Had Tularemia – (2011) AgLife Today

Tularemia – USDA APHIS

Tularemia – US Air Force Public Health Information and Resources

 

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Maps – USGS National Wildlife Health Center

West Nile Virus Mosquito Control – EPA

West Nile Virus Publication Links – NIH

West Nile Virus Resource Guide – National Pesticide Information Center, Oregon State University

West Nile Virus – CDC

West Nile Virus – NIH MedLine Plus

West Nile Virus State Resources – USDA APHIS

West Nile Virus – University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy