At no time in history has disease posed more problems for wildlife and its conservation.
- White-Nose Syndrome has killed 99 percent of most cave-bat species.
- Chronic Wasting Disease continues to spread to new parts of Pennsylvania, infecting and killing deer and threatening hunting tradition.
- West Nile virus has left Pennsylvania’s state bird, the ruffed grouse, with an uncertain future.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Penn Vet
have formed a partnership to address those problems head-on.