Zoonotic disease risk and prevention practices among biologists and other wildlife workers--results from a national survey, US National Park Service, 2009.

@article{Bosch2013ZoonoticDR,
  title={Zoonotic disease risk and prevention practices among biologists and other wildlife workers--results from a national survey, US National Park Service, 2009.},
  author={Stacey A. Bosch and Karl J. Musgrave and David T. Y. Wong},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={475-585}
}
In 2007, a National Park Service (NPS) biologist died from pneumonic plague after unprotected exposure to an infected mountain lion. This incident increased awareness of occupational zoonotic disease transmission and prompted an assessment of employees who handle wildlife. During April-June 2009, we conducted a national online survey of NPS biologists and other wildlife workers to assess in the preceding 12 mo: 1) potential work-related zoonotic disease exposures; 2) protective practices… CONTINUE READING

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