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Evans Internatio nal Socie ty Infectioouf s Agents CWD Prion Human actions have always created new opportunities for pathogens, while disease emergence continues to provide new opportunities for humans to gain a better understanding of the ecological, behavioral, and social conditions that result in disease. The need to aggressively apply this knowledge is facilitated by a more informed public and collaboration among agencies, governments, and scientists that spans disciplines and political boundaries.

WNF also has ramifications for wildlife conservation and education programs. Many thousands of birds have died from this disease. Also, the specter of WNF looms as an ominous shadow over wildlife rehabilitation. The rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife is a popular activity and one that is primarily carried out by the private sector rather than by government agencies. Thousands of individuals participate, the majority as volunteers that have very limited training and knowledge of animal diseases.

634–635. , American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, 293 p. , 1982, Reported human injuries or health threats attributed to wild or exotic animals kept as pets (1971–1981): Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, v. 180, p. 382–383. Centers for Disease Control, 1984, Pet turtle-associated salmonellosis—Puerto Rico: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v. 33, p. 141−142. Centers for Disease Control, 1992, Salmonella hadar associated with pet ducklings—Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, 1991: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v.

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