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Wildlife Health in New Jersey


Laboratory Resources

Wildlife Health Staff

Wildlife Research

Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics

Guidance to Reduce the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Spreading Between People and Wildlife (CDC Site)

For a small state, New Jersey boasts some 450 different species of terrestrial wildlife. Along with this species richness there is an incredible diversity of microbes, including parasites, viruses, and bacteria, that infect them.

Diseases in wildlife are often multifactorial and generally species specific. The wildlife pathology unit is a component of the Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics dedicated to understanding and responding to disease problems in New Jersey's wildlife populations. Through disease surveillance and research, we study and respond to wildlife diseases throughout the state.

Ongoing research is directed towards understanding the health of terrestrial wildlife throughout the state, as well as the impacts from environmental changes due to climate change. Use the provided links to learn more about the ongoing research and surveillance occurring in our lab.

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in New Jersey
Mange in Wildlife
Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus Information
West Nile Virus (WNV) Information (NJ Dept. of Health)
Bird Flu Information


arrow Reporting Dead or Sick Wildlife (pdf, 100kb)
arrow Wildlife Disease Fact Sheets (Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative)

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Last Updated: February 11, 2021