This booklet was developed 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 in order to describe potential threats to angler, hunter and trapper health and ways to avoid them. Wildlife (fish, game and birds) may carry diseases, some of which are known to cause illness in humans. Fortunately, 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. We hope that you find this information useful.
Stitt, Tyler. 2006. Diseases You Can Get From Wildlife (in British Columbia). Ministry of Environment