This document is an updated version of the 2006 booklet developed for British Columbia alone, by the B.C. Ministry of Environment, B.C. Centre for Disease Control and the Centre for Coastal Health with funding support from the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, the B.C. Wildlife Federation, the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C., the B.C. Trapper's Association and the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Fund. This new booklet contains updated information for B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and NEW information [on dirofilaria and hydrocysts (seroma)] on potential threats to angler, hunter and trapper health and ways to avoid them, including . Wildlife (fish, game and birds) may carry diseases, some of which are known to cause illness in humans, but the transmission of most of these diseases to humans can be prevented through some basic, and very simple, safety precautions. This booklet provides tips to help anglers, hunters, and trappers recognize disease in wildlife, and discusses the preventative measures that can help to reduce the risk of disease.
Stitt, Tyler. 2010. Diseases You Can Get From Wildlife: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan - a field guide for hunters, trappers, anglers and biologists. Ministry of Environment