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59 dead bison spark Parks Canada to monitor anthrax outbreak in Wood Buffalo National Park

Parks Canada says it’s monitoring an anthrax outbreak in distant areas of Wooden Buffalo Nationwide Park.

The company says employees have noticed at the very least 59 bison carcasses within the park and the deaths are suspected to be brought on by anthrax.

A lab has confirmed the presence of anthrax in three of the lifeless bison.

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The park, the nation’s largest nationwide park, stretches from northeastern Alberta into the Northwest Territories.

Parks Canada says useful resource conservation employees are conducting every day flights to observe the extent of the outbreak.


An aerial view of Fort Chipewyan, on the boundary of Wooden Buffalo Nationwide Park in Alberta, is proven on Sept.19, 2011.


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A nationwide incident administration staff is aiding with the disposal of carcasses.

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It says danger to the general public stays low and road-accessible customer services stay protected.


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