US Geological Survey


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Published in Transactions of the Sixty-Seventh North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, 2002, ed. Jennifer Rahm (Washington, DC, 2002).


Diseases of North American wildlife are causing serious problems for wildlife, and some wildlife diseases pose health threats to humans and domestic animals. Information will be presented at this wildlife disease session to alert resource managers enough to consider disease as an important issue when managing wildlife populations. It will be a crying shame if appropriate actions are not taken to monitor diseases adequately and to prevent or control them to protect our wildlife resources.