March 16, 2012

In the Spotlight - Medical Wallet Card for Wildlife Professionals

Don't Leave Home without Your Medical Alert Card!

Biologists working with wildlife may be exposed to a variety of disease agents. The USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) has developed a wallet card that wildlife professionals can carry with them to alert medical personnel about potential exposure to zoonotic diseases.

Contact information is provided for both the Centers for Disease Control, on the occurrence of zoonotic diseases in humans, and the NWHC, for information on diseases in wildlife.

Download the wallet card here.[pdf]

Other Resources for Wildlife Professionals on Safety and Zoonotic Diseases

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