Zoonotic Diseases

Diseases discussed here have a history of use as an agent for biological warfare, either in the U.S. or abroad. Its use may have been experimental or actual, and any detrimental consequences upon humans, animals or the environment may have been intentional or not, depending on the circumstances, the point in time, and the nature of the disease.

Sunday, October 23, 2011



A ProMED-mail post

ProMED-mail is a program of the

International Society for Infectious Diseases

Date: 21 Oct 2011

From: Kathry Gamble

We are pleased to announce the 1st edition of "Infectious diseases of

concern to captive and free-ranging animals in North America," as

coordinated by the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV):

Napier JE, Gamble KC (editors). Infectious diseases of concern to

captive and free-ranging animals in North America, 1st edition. Yulee,

Florida: Infectious Disease Committee, American Association of Zoo

Veterinarians, 2011. 374 pp.

With our sister organizations, AAZV's Infectious Disease Committee

coordinated active participation with many other organizations to

complete concise fact sheets on a total of 160 diseases and the

reportable diseases for the 50 United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Membership of the following organizations was represented by 107

authors and 196 reviewers:

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV)

American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (AAWV)

Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV)

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV)

Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (CAZWV)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM)

Mexican Association of Conservation Medicine (MACM)

National Animal Disease Center (NADC)

National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL)

United States Department of Agriculture - Animal, Plant and Health

Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS)

United States Department of Agriculture - Animal Research Services


United States Geological Service (USGS)

Wildlife Disease Association (WDA)

...and additional contributions were provided by 31 colleges and

universities as well as private practitioners and institutions.

This project was designed as a starting reference point for

information needed on infectious diseases which affect zoo and wild

animal species housed or free-ranging in North America. It is

complementary to a similar volume (in its 4th edition) developed for

infectious diseases which affected zoo and wild animal species housed

or free-ranging in Europe. Although these documents were

peer-reviewed, often by a topic expert, they are not intended to be

used as an exclusive information source, but rather this manual should

be used like any other textbook.

It is available as free access on the homepage of AAZV



Kathry Gamble

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