The Risks of Summer WildlifeJanay Rickwalder
Friday, June 21, 2013
When the weather warms up, many families take the opportunity to
go camping. While being outdoors is a great way to spend a
vacation, it’s important to understand what else lives in the
Encountering wildlife can be as harmless as seeing a bat fly overhead or
as frightening as hearing a bear near your campsite, but there are
several diseases that campers and hikers should be aware of when
spending time outside.
Rabies is spread by direct contact with an infected animal, but
other diseases such as
Hantavirus can be spread by contact with droppings from
Not all animals pose a serious threat to humans, but the best
practice is to respect their habitat and
leave them alone.