Explainer: People can sicken animals
Wildlife can sometimes become infected with germs shed by people
By Amanda Leigh Mascarelli, 14:21 PM April 17, 2013
Normally, doctors worry about how human illness will spread between people. But wildlife, too, can sometimes become infected with germs shed by people or their pets. And sometimes those germs may hit wild animals as hard — or harder — than they do people.
This is something that Melissa Miller has been studying for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in Santa Cruz. As a veterinary pathologist, Miller studies animals to determine their cause of illness or death. She and her cowork...
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