Sterilize equipment to prevent spread of disease
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The movement of field biologists between different sites increases the risk of spreading wildlife diseases. Precautions therefore need to be taken to reduce the risk of spreading diseases between sites and populations. This is also the case within and between captive populations. A range of methods may be used to sterilize equipment, including using disinfectants, heating and drying.