Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) veterinary
staff and wildlife biologists work with state and federal partners
to monitor for and respond to many wildlife disease outbreaks, such
as avian influenza, swine influenza, mange in bears, chronic
wasting disease in deer, and die-offs of other terrestrial
The FWC is conducting avian influenza surveillance in wild bird
populations by monitoring and investigating reports of wild bird
Chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease in deer and other
antlered animals. The FWC has initiated a comprehensive monitoring
program to monitor for CWD in Florida.
The FWC is working with the Florida Department of Health, Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and USDA Wildlife
Services to monitor for swine influenza in feral hogs.
Pseudorabies is an infectious disease of swine caused by a herpes
virus. Although the virus does not pose a threat to humans,
dogs exposed to feral hogs are at risk for pseudorabies.
Some mammal species including raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes
can carry rabies. This article explains what you can do to
protect yourself and help prevent the spread of rabies.
is an intestinal parasite of
raccoons. The roundworm does not cause disease in raccoons;
however, ingestion of B. procyonis eggs can affect the health of
birds, some wildlife, and humans.
Wild hogs are found within all 67 Florida counties, and like any
wild animal, can carry parasites and diseases - some of which can
be transmitted to people. One such disease for hunters to be
concerned with is swine brucellosis.
A collection of information regarding consumption advisories and
other human-wildlife health concerns.