Episode 11: Hunters and Viruses with Dr Andy Ramey, Hunting Science Podcast
From Mark Lindberg
0:15 - Why this special episode?
2:10 - Andy introduces himself.
4:10 - We have a quiz on viruses and zoonotics. How many can you answer correctly?
5:40 - Andy defines viruses and zoonotics.
8:30 - We talk about viruses that hunters may encounter with a focus on bird flu. Do you know the difference between low and high pathogenic avian viruses?
15:55 - Should I currently worry about bird flu when I'm picking up my ducks?
17:45 - How prevalent is bird flu in Alaska waterfowl and are they affected by infections?
20:45 - Andy discusses frontiers for avian influenza research.
21:30 - What other zoonotics should hunters think about?
25:55 - We return to our quiz questions. Can you answers these questions now?
27:40 - What practices should hunters consider to be safe in the field. Should you pick your nose while hunting?
31:15 - Outro.
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game site on Wildlife Diseases
- USGS Wildlife Health Center
- American Veterinarian Medical Association
More information at http://huntingscience.community.uaf.edu