Parasitic diseases, viruses and other threats to wildlife health

This section provides brief information about the parasites of species currently covered by the Healthy Wildlife project, as well as other threats to wildlife health. Every living organism has parasites and wildlife, pets and humans are no exception. Parasites are small organisms that live in or on another organism, known as the host, which provides the parasite with food and shelter. Some parasites, are zoonotic, which means they can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa.


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