Wildlife Health News Friday, June 7, 2019

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Zoonotic diseases

Is Nipah back in Kerala because of deforestation? (India) June 7, 2019
https://www.downtoearth.org.in/video/health/is-nipah-back-in-kerala-because-of-deforestation--64992

Nipah, Swine Flu, Bird Flu: What’s The Difference? June 6, 2019
https://english.sakshi.com/national/2019/06/06/nipah-swine-flu-bird-flu-whats-the-difference

Health officials issue warning to prevent rabies exposure (MT) June 6, 2019
https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/health-officials-issue-warning-to-prevent-rabies-exposure

Raccoon with Rabies Located in Lubbock County (TX) June 6, 2019
https://kfyo.com/raccoon-with-rabies-located-in-lubbock-county/

Health department reports second rabies case for 2019 (Garrett County, MD) June 6, 2019
https://www.wvnews.com/garrettrepublican/news/health-department-reports-second-rabies-case-for/article_bc994066-632a-5bc0-95a8-2d7927dfe0f1.html

Rabid bats a concern in Tulare County (CA) June 7, 2019
https://www.recorderonline.com/news/rabid-bats-a-concern-in-tulare-county/article_3dd087ea-88e3-11e9-9c6a-17be8461dd76.html

What’s Tularemia? Fairbanks Authorities Warn Of Fatal Disease Outbreak (AK) June 7, 2019
https://www.medicaldaily.com/whats-tularemia-fairbanks-authorities-warn-fatal-disease-outbreak-436306

Pollution

Fishing Line Recycling Bins Placed in Fairfield & Bpt.(CT) June 7, 2019
https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/publicsafety/48356-fishing-line-recycling-bins-placed-in-fairfield-bpt

Palmetto Pride: Balloon releases can be deadly to wildlife (Columbia, SC) June 6, 2019
https://www.wistv.com/2019/06/07/palmetto-pride-balloon-releases-can-be-deadly-wildlife/

Ghost nets which end up on Cornish beaches are harmful to wildlife but can be recycled and turned back into useful products (UK) June 6, 2019
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/gallery/ghost-nets-end-up-cornish-2947441

Microplastics pose macro challenge for sea mammals (India) June 6, 2019
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/pollution/microplastics-pose-macro-challenge-for-sea-mammals/articleshow/69681809.cms

Seal 'tortured to death' on North Cornwall coast after being stranded in marine litter (UK) June 7, 2019
http://www.holsworthy-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=112917&headline=Seal%20%27tortured%20to%20death%27%20on%20North%20Cornwall%20coast%20after%20being%20stranded%20in%20marine%20litter&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2019

‘Incredibly sobering’: New study finds Monterey Bay littered with tiny pieces of plastic. (CA) June 6, 2019
https://www.montereyherald.com/2019/06/06/monterey-bay-is-littered-with-tiny-pieces-of-plastic-groundbreaking-new-study-finds/

Toxins

Portland City Council bans bird poison from city property (OR) June 6, 2019
https://katu.com/news/local/portland-city-council-bans-bird-poison-from-city-property

Avitrol Responds To Portland Banning Bird Killing Pesticide From City Use June 6, 2019
https://www.kxl.com/avitrol-responds-to-portland-banning-bird-killing-pesticide-from-city-use/

Three months to identify poison that killed three elephants in Johor (Malaysia) June 6, 2019
https://www.thesundaily.my/local/three-months-to-identify-poison-that-killed-three-elephants-in-johor-CJ946488

Mammals

Study reveals potential new disease threats for wild snow leopards June 7, 2019
https://phys.org/news/2019-06-reveals-potential-disease-threats-wild.html

Northeastern U.S. deer more susceptible to wasting disease than those to the west June 6, 2019
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190606183226.htm

FWP asks residents to help contain CWD (MT) June 7, 2019
https://www.thewesternnews.com/front_page_slider/20190607/fwp_asks_residents_to_help_contain_cwd

Depopulated Portage County hunting ranch tests negative for CWD (WI) June 6, 2019
https://www.leadertelegram.com/country-today/outdoors/depopulated-portage-county-hunting-ranch-tests-negative-for-cwd/article_32b7a1e9-95b6-5caa-be03-fa209f1fefd9.html

State Sen. Ward Urges Game Commission to Undertake Comprehensive Study of CWD (PA) June 6, 2019
https://www.mcheraldonline.com/story/2019/06/06/opinion/state-sen-ward-urges-game-commission-to-undertake-comprehensive-study-of-cwd/1726.html

R.I. hunting preserves could spread disease and environmental destruction (opinion) June 7, 2019
https://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20190607/my-turn-tj-mcgreevy-jr-ri-hunting-preserves-could-spread-disease-and-environmental-destruction

Dead right whale found, necropsy Friday on Miscou Island (Canada) June 6, 2019
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/dead-right-whale-necropsy-friday-1.5165158

Malnourished whale washes up at Port Ludlow (WA) June 6, 2019
https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/malnourished-whale-washes-up-at-port-ludlow/

Whale carcass washes up on popular Nova Scotia beach (Canada) June 6, 2019
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/minke-whale-dead-queensland-beach-nova-scotia-1.5164479

Humpback whale washes up in Cape Town harbour (South Africa) June 6, 2019
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sci-tech/2019-06-06-humpback-whale-washes-up-in-cape-town-harbour/

'Why replace dolphins with oil drilling?': the battle for Greece's marine life June 7, 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/07/why-replace-dolphins-with-oil-drilling-battle-for-greece-marine-life-hellenic-trench

Agencies seek ways to end auto-wildlife collisions in Park County (WY) June 6, 2019
https://www.kpvi.com/news/regional_news/agencies-seek-ways-to-end-auto-wildlife-collisions-in-park/article_dc2f4428-98df-5868-a7b2-bb8918012539.html

Research suggests wolves could be beneficial in fight against TB (UK) June 6, 2019
https://www.farminguk.com/News/Research-suggests-wolves-could-be-beneficial-in-fight-against-TB_53162.html

Wildlife officials ask residents to stop using bird feeders after bear killed in Aspen found with belly full of birdseed (Colorado) June 5, 2019
https://www.summitdaily.com/news/wildlife-officials-ask-residents-to-stop-using-bird-feeders-after-a-bear-killed-in-aspen-was-found-with-a-belly-full-of-birdseed/

Are we killing off all the wild buffalo that still know how to roam? (Yellowstone National Park) June 6, 2019
https://www.popsci.com/wild-buffalo-conservation

Birds

Hundreds of millions of birds die in collisions with building windows each year in the US June 6, 2019
https://www.michiganradio.org/post/hundreds-millions-birds-die-collisions-building-windows-each-year-us

Owl rescued from barbed wire outside Mt. San Antonio College (CA) June 5, 2019
https://www.sgvtribune.com/2019/06/06/owl-rescued-from-barbed-wire-outside-mt-san-antonio-college/

DOC plead for donations as endangered kākāpō die from disease (NZ) June 7, 2019
https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/113317701/doc-plead-for-donations-as-endangered-kkp-die-from-disease

Reptiles

As Predicted, Some of Australia’s Turtles Are Going Extinct June 7, 2019
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/as-predicted-some-of-australias-turtles-are-going-extinct1/?redirect=1

Endangered sea turtle released after getting hooked off Fort Myers Beach (FL) June 6, 2019
https://www.nbc-2.com/story/40606935/endangered-sea-turtle-released-after-getting-hooked-off-fort-myers-beach

Along marshy edge of York River, you'll find dead turtles, drowned in the lost traps of crabbers (VA) June 7, 2019
https://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-commercial-crabbing-traps-0513-story.html

Amphibians

The case of the missing frogs (AU) June 8, 2019
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/why-are-our-frogs-disappearing-and-is-it-too-late-to-save-them/news-story/3497ecc586c1f2e24b8d7db27e50d885

This island is many frogs' last hope for surviving the world's deadliest pathogen (New Guinea) June 6, 2019
https://www.popsci.com/new-guinea-frog-chytrid-fungus

Invertebrates

Urchin barrens: what is to be done? (CA) June 6, 2019
https://www.advocate-news.com/2019/06/06/urchin-barrens-what-is-to-be-done/

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