Sunday, 15 February 2015

Wildlife at risk around the globe: Scientists say vaccinating endangered carnivores of increasing importance

Date:
February 12, 2015

Source:
Wildlife Conservation Society

Summary:
Experts from around the world focused on the threat that canine distemper virus poses to the conservation of increasingly fragmented populations of threatened carnivores. While canine distemper has been known for many years as a problem affecting domestic dogs, the virus has been appearing in new areas and causing disease and mortality in a wide range of wildlife species, including tigers and lions. In fact, many experts agree that the virus should not be called “canine distemper” virus at all, given the diversity of species it infects.


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