Study finds increasing brucellosis transmission in Wyoming elk herds

03/31/2010 | United Press International

A study by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the incidence of brucellosis, a bacterial disease affecting cattle, bison and elk, is becoming more frequent among elk herds in northwestern Wyoming. This could be because of increased elk densities or because "the diagnostic tests are cross-reacting with another pathogen that is increasing in prevalence," according to the study's lead author.

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