Tag: bovine tuberculosis

November 18, 2021

By cleaning up carcasses, hyenas also reduce disease

Hyenas aren’t the most popular species, but in one Ethiopian town, they may be reducing the spread of diseases from dead animals to people and livestock. When their livestock dies,...

September 22, 2021

JWM: Water holes could be pathogen hotspots for Cape buffalo

Cape buffalo could be contracting pathogens when they gather at water holes during the dry season in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and biologists worry the problem will worsen with...

March 10, 2020

Workers in Michigan wildlife disease lab contracted TB

Five workers at Michigan’s Wildlife Disease Laboratory were diagnosed with tuberculosis after likely contracting the disease from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with bovine tuberculosis. The state Department of Natural Resources...