Free-ranging wood bison in and around northern Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park are prone to infection from two cattle diseases: bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis.
Recognizing the health threat that this poses to domestic livestock and healthy wild bison living in the vicinity of Wood Buffalo National Park, the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Environment and Sustainable Resource Development have developed an approach for managing disease risk until a long-term solution can be applied to infected populations in and around Wood Buffalo National Park.
Alberta Health and Wellness
Frequently asked questions about brucellosis and human health.
Updated: Aug 23, 2017