Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Coyote mortality

Mortality causes
- humans, fleas, ticks, lice, chiggers, mange, tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, pinworms, heartworms, lungworms, flukes, spiny-headed worms, tularemia, canine distemper, rabies, Q fever, bubonic plague
- Canine pests and diseases
- 11 year old boy developed axillary bubonic plague and plague meningitis 3 days after skinning dead coyote near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Yersinia pestis in spleen and marrow risk is minimal

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