Wildlife getting sicker; people the culprit

Capital News Service

LANSING – Wildlife disease is on the rise and human beings may be the culprits. And people have a lot at stake. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that 60 percent of known human infectious diseases and 70 percent of the newly discovered ones are spread from animals. An increase in wildlife disease means an increase in human disease. It also threatens agriculture, recreational hunting and pets.