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Main Title Human diseases from wildlife /
Author Conover, Michael R.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Vail, Rosanna M.,
Publisher Taylor & Francis, CRC Press,
Year Published 2015
Call Number RC113.5.C67 2015
ISBN 9781466562158 (e-book : PDF); 9781466562141 (hardback)
Subjects Zoonoses--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Internet Access
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Collation 1 online resource : text file, PDF
"A CRC title, part of the Taylor & Francis imprint, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, the academic division of T&F Informa plc." Includes bibliographical references and index.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
section 1. Bacterial diseases -- section 2. Spirochetal diseases -- section 3. Rickettsial diseases -- section 4. Viral diseases -- section 5. Fungal diseases -- section 6. Prions -- section 7. Parasites. "People who handle wildlife, including field workers, wildlife professionals, trappers, and hunters, want to know about potential diseases, risks, and how to protect themselves from zoonotic disease. This book presents information on the most prevalent and serious zoonotic diseases existing in the United States and Canada. Each chapter contains an introduction and history of the disease, symptoms in humans, medical treatment, transmission of pathogens to humans, role of wildlife as reservoirs and vectors, and methods to minimize disease risk"-- "Preface We have titled this book Human Diseases from Wildlife, but an equally appropriate title would be Wildlife Diseases from Humans. Diseases that are caused by pathogens with the ability to infect both humans and animals are known as zoonotic diseases, which literally means "disease from animals." In this book, we have concentrated on zoonotic diseases in which wild animals play an important role as a reservoir and/or a vector for the pathogen. For some of these diseases, livestock or companion animals (i.e., pets) are often involved and may serve as a bridge that allows a pathogen of wildlife to infect people. That is, livestock may become infected from a wildlife source, and humans become ill from the infected livestock. We have written this book because too many people are uninformed about zoonotic diseases. This lack of information causes some people to have heightened fear of zoonotic diseases, preventing them from enjoying wildlife or spending time outdoors. Other people needlessly expose themselves to zoonotic diseases by neglecting simple precautions. The diseases that people can contract from wild animals are fascinating, and we have included interesting information to make the book more enjoyable to read. Concomitantly, each disease is covered in an individual chapter, enabling readers to easily find information about a particular disease"--