Select papers presented at the Symposium on the Ecology of Plague and Its Effects on Wildlife have just been released in a special issue of the scientific journal, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. The symposium, held in November 2008 in Fort Collins, Colo., brought together scientists and managers concerned with understanding, evaluating, and mitigating wildlife risks associated with plague. The special issue covers how plague persists in the wild, the role of rodents and other host species in disease transmission, diagnostic techniques, factors that affect the occurrence and spread of plague, effects on wildlife populations, and disease management and control. The issue contains three papers by FORT scientist Dean Biggins, one with FORT co-author Jerry Godbey. For a limited time, the journal will be available online at no charge via the Plague Symposium Web page.
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