Wildlife Diseases • So What ?
Domestic Animal —Wildlife Connection • Foot and Mouth Disease • Rinderpest
Endangered Species • Bubonic Plague!
Wildlife Diseases • Who Cares ?
Who Cares? • Public Health Lyme disease
Who Cares? • Domestic Animal Health Rinderpest
Who Cares? • Wildlife Managers
Who Cares? • Conservationists
Who Cares? • Public Land Managers
Who Cares? • Homeland Defense
Who Cares? • Military
Who Cares? • The General Public
Who Cares? • YOU!
Who has the expertise? Federal Agencies State and Local Agencies Universities Non-profits
Who Is Responsible? • Everybody = Nobody
Needed: A System • Surveillance • Reporting • Response • Prevention
“Safer Healthier Wildlife” Needed: • A CDC for wildlife
Do We Have One? • Well kind of . . . . • But not exactly . . .