a suspected canine distemper epidemic as the cause of a catastrophic decline in santa catalina island foxes (urocyon littoralis catalinae).the island fox (urocyon littoralis catalinae) population on santa catalina island, california, usa declined precipitously in 1999 with an approximate 95% reduction on their eastern range, an area representing 87% of the island. during this investigation, between october 1999 and april 2000, evidence of live foxes dramatically decreased. the only carcass recovered during the decline succumbed to a co-infection of canine distemper virus (cdv) and toxoplasmosis. sequence analysis of the viral p gen ...200919395743
global mammal parasite database version 2.0.illuminating the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of parasites is one of the most pressing issues facing modern science, and is critical for basic science, the global economy, and human health. extremely important to this effort are data on the disease-causing organisms of wild animal hosts (including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, arthropods, and fungi). here we present an updated version of the global mammal parasite database, a database of the parasites of wild ungulates (artioda ...201728273333
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