M. bovis tuberculosis

Michigan hunters warned about catching tuberculosis from deer, Detroit Free Press, Oct 1, 2019The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an advisory, warning that it is possible to catch a form of tuberculosis when field-dressing infected deer. It’s called M. bovis tuberculosis, and it’s a form of the disease found mostly in cattle, elk and deer.
In Michigan, the deer in a four-county region of the northern Lower Peninsula: Alcona, Montmorency, Oscoda and Alpena are most likely to carry the infection. A small percentage of white-tailed deer from other parts of the state also have been found to carry the disease.

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