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- DescriptionHuman Diseases from Wildlife presents information on the most prevalent and serious zootic diseases in the US and Canada, some of which have been national headline news like anthrax, influenza, and West Nile virus. Diseases that are caused by pathogens with the ability to infect both humans and animals are kwn as zootic diseases, which literally means disease from animals. The issue of human-wildlife disease interactions is a growing concern as humans continue to interface with wildlife. People who handle wildlife including field workers, wildlife professionals, trappers, and hunters want to kw about potential diseases, risks, and how to protect themselves from disease. This book was written because many people are uninformed about zootic diseases. This lack of information causes some people to have a heightened fear of zootic diseases, preventing them from enjoying wildlife or spending time outdoors. Other people needlessly expose themselves to disease by neglecting simple precautions. This book includes information on bacterial, spirochetal, rickettsial, and viral diseases as well as macroparasites and emerging zootic diseases. More than two dozen diseases are covered including rabies, tularemia, baylisascariasis, salmonellosis, leprosy, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and swimmer's itch. Each chapter contains the history of the disease, symptoms in humans, medical treatment, transmission of pathogens to humans, the role of wildlife as vectors, and methods to minimize risk. The diseases people can contract from wild animals can be both threatening and fascinating, and the book includes interesting information to make it more enjoyable to read.
- Author BiographyMichael Conover is a professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. He received both an MS and PhD in zoology from Washington State University. He was a National Needs Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of California, Irvine, a position supported by the National Science Foundation. He is the editor of the journal Human-Wildlife Interactions and founding director of the Berryman Institute.
- Author(s)Michael R. Conover,Rosanna M. Vail
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication03/10/2014
- SubjectClinical Medicine: Professional
- Place of PublicationBosa Roca
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCRC Press Inc
- Content Note225 black & white illustrations, 39 black & white tables
- Weight884 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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