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Wildlife-related Diseases

Need-to-know Information for Outdoor Enthusiasts


Enjoy New Hampshire's great outdoors, but learn how to take smart precautions to protect yourself against wildlife-related diseases such as Lyme disease, rabies, and EEE.


White-tailed deer and COVID - Read about how the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects white-tailed deer.


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? Download Don't Let the BAD Bugs Bite PDF Document a fact sheet that looks at the risks and rewards of getting outside.


An Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Wildlife-related Diseases PDF Document 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; describes NH Fish and Game and USDA-Wildlife Services monitoring efforts; and lists additional resources.


Lyme Disease PDF Document a bulletin which includes information about symptoms and prevention strategies, from the NH Department of Health and Human Services.



Wildlife, Rabies and You! PDF Document Learn what rabies is and how to protect yourself and your family; includes list of precautions for reducing the possibility of exposure.


Avian Flu - Resources on avian influenza in NH and links to more information.


Facts About CWD - Status of Chronic Wasting Disease in New Hampshire's deer population.


Turkey Viruses - Two viruses have appeared in New Hampshire's wild turkey population. Humans are not affected. - Civilized solutions to wildlife problems.