Need-to-know Info for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Enjoy New Hampshire's great outdoors, but DO learn how to take smart precautions to protect yourself against wildlife-related diseases such as Lyme disease (carried by ticks), rabies, avian flu and others.
|An Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Wildlife-related Diseases (PDF)|
What's the risk? Are you more likely to get EEE or West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite or Lyme disease from a tick? Click here to download "Don't Let the BAD Bugs Bite" a fact sheet that looks at the risks and rewards of getting outside.
An Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Wildlife-related Diseases - This brochure provides basic information about Avian Influenza, Rabies, Lyme Disease, EEE, West Nile Virus, Chronic Wasting Disease and fish diseases; offers disease prevention guides for each, as well as N.H. Fish and Game and USDA-Wildlife Services monitoring efforts, and suggestions for additional resources where you can learn more.
- Tick Biology and Management in N.H. -- UNH Cooperative Extension, May 2009 (PDF file)
- Insect Repellents - Which one should you use? -- UNH Cooperative Extension (PDF file)
Rabies -- Click to download the brochure "Wildlife, Rabies and You!" Learn what rabies is and how to protect yourself and your family; includes list of precautions for reducing the possibility of exposure.
CWD Update -- Status of Chronic Wasting Disease in New Hampshire