Canada’s food safety watchdog says more cases of bovine tuberculosis have been confirmed in southeastern Alberta.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says five new cases of the contagious bacterial disease have been found in cattle to bring the total number to six.
Dr. Penny Greenwood, national manager of domestic disease control, says 34 farms in Alberta and two in Saskatchewan remain under quarantine, but that number could change.
The agency also says the increase in the number of infected animals has no effect on food safety or on the beef industry trade.
(The Canadian Press)