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USDA Wildlife Services Aids in Discovery of Mysterious Eider Virus

Chris Merkord

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APHIS Wildlife Disease Biologist Randy Mickley. Image Credit: Randy Mickley, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
Wildlife Services employs a diverse team of wildlife experts who help resolve a wide array of human-wildlife conflicts. Wildlife disease management is one area where our expertise in capturing and handling wildlife is frequently called upon by our conservation partners. I am pleased to present the following story how a Wildlife Services disease biologist in Massachusetts made important contributions to the discovery of a new virus impacting a keystone waterfowl species.


Read more: http://wildlife.org/usda-wildlife-services-aids-in-discovery-of-mysterious-eider-virus/ 

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