- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Plague -- Chapter 3: Brucellosis -- Chapter 4: Tuberculosis -- Chapter 5: Tularemia -- Chapter 6: Leprosy -- Chapter 7: Anthrax -- Chapter 8: Rat-Bite Fever -- Chapter 9: Salmonellosis -- Chapter 10: Escherichia coli and Other Foodborne Diseases -- Chapter 11: Psittacosis and Other Zoonotic Diseases Caused by Chlamydia Species -- Chapter 12: Leptospirosis -- Chapter 13: Lyme Disease -- Chapter 14: Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever -- Chapter 15: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Other Spotted Fevers -- Chapter 16: Q Fever and Coxiellosis -- Chapter 17: Epidemic Typhus and Murine Typhus -- Chapter 18: Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis -- Chapter 19: Rabies -- Chapter 20: Equine Encephalitis : Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan -- Chapter 21: West Nile Virus and Other Diseases Caused by Flaviviruses : Yellow Fever, Dengue, St. Louis Encephalitis, Japanese Encephalitis, Powassan Encephalitis, and Deer Tick Virus -- Chapter 22: Colorado Tick Fever and Human Diseases Caused by Bunyaviruses : La Crosse Encephalitis, California Encephalitis, Cache Valley Virus, and Jamestown Canyon Virus -- Chapter 23: Hantaviruses -- Chapter 24: Influenza -- Chapter 25: Cryptococcosis -- Chapter 26: Histoplasmosis -- Chapter 27: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Humans, Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids, Mad Cow Disease in Cattle, and Scrapie in Sheep and Goats -- Chapter 28: Baylisascariasis and Raccoon Roundworms -- Chapter 29: Trichinellosis -- Chapter 30: Swimmer's Itch and Giardiasis -- Appendix A: Definition of Medical Terms Used in This Book -- Appendix B: Scientific Names for Species Mentioned in This Book -- Appendix C: Photos of North American Ticks, Lice, and Fleas That Can Transmit Diseases from Animals to Humans -- Appendix D: Zoonotic Diseases Covered in This Book.
- Human Diseases from Wildlife presents information on the most prevalent and serious zoonotic 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 known as zoonotic 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 know about potential diseases, risks, and how to protect themselves from disease. This book was written because many people are uninformed about zoonotic diseases. This lack of information causes some people to have a heightened fear of zoonotic 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 zoonotic 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.
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
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