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University of Georgia


Caption: Muskoxen, well adapted to cold arctic environments, may be particularly susceptible to rapid climate change and emerging infectious diseases, with recent mortality attributed to the climate-facilitated emergence of protostrongylid lungworms in the Arctic archipelago.

Credit: Susan Kutz/University of Calgary

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