sylvatic


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Related to sylvatic: enzootic, sylvatic plague, synanthropic

syl·vat·ic

(sil-vat'ik),
Occurring in or affecting wild animals.
[L. silva, woods]

sylvatic

/syl·vat·ic/ (sil-vat´ik) sylvan; pertaining to, located in, or living in the woods.

sylvatic

(sĭl-văt′ĭk)
adj.
Affecting only wild animals: sylvatic rabies; domestic and sylvatic hosts.

sylvatic

found in the woods; occurring in animals of the forest.

sylvatic plague
the disease of wild rats, ground squirrels, mice, marmots, owls, gophers, badgers, rabbits, prairie dogs and chipmunks caused by Yersinia pestis, and which serves as a reservoir for urban rats which are the origin, via the oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis), of bubonic plague in humans.
sylvatic rabies
that form of the disease transmitted by forest-dwelling animals, particularly foxes and wolves.
sylvatic ringworm
ringworm in domestic animals transmitted from wild animals.
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Research exploring use of the sylvatic plague vaccine on a broader scale continues with the help of private landowners and tribal, state and federal partners in an effort to promote conservation of grassland habitats and wildlife.
Hidden Sylvatic Foci of the Main Vector of Chagas Disease Triatoma infestans: Threats to the Vector Elimination Campaign?
Documented cases of human death from sylvatic plague in Canada demonstrate the risk posed by contact with infected wildlife.
Coyotes could serve as sylvatic definitive hosts in regions of the northeastern USA and Canada where wolves have previously been extirpated or were historically absent (Sweatman 1952), thus enabling the local life cycle.
Sylvatic plague is still a threat, and ranchers still don't want too many prairie dogs on their land.
These mosquitoes have typically sylvatic behavior and are found in forested environments.
Because ferrets rely on prairie dogs for food and shelter, their historical fate was to decline simultaneously with the majority of most prairie dog populations that were displaced by farming, removed to limit grazing competition with introduced domestic livestock, or devastated by sylvatic plague, a disease that was inadvertently introduced from overseas via flea-infested rats.
ovallesi from different geographical origins and adapted to different ecological conditions--a laboratory population and a sylvatic population, by means of geometric morphometry, analysis of the protein profile of the salivary glands and an assessment of the presence of anti-saliva protein in human sera subjected to the saliva of laboratory L.
Cluster of sylvatic epidemic typhus cases associated with flying squirrels, 2004-2006.