As deer hunting seasons begin across the U.S., a new report from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) found that deer with tuberculosis can transmit the disease to humans.
As a result, the CDC is advising hunters to use 'personal protective equipment while field-dressing
deer' and that hunters in Michigan take extra precautions if they submit a deer for testing and it
comes back TB-positive.
A recent study reveled the case of a 77-year-old Michigan man from the northeastern Lower Peninsula
who was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis).
The CDC report states that the man was a consistent hunter for two decades, and had regularly
harvested, field dressed, and consumed deer meat. It's believed he inhaled the bacteria and it
affected his respiratory system."
Read more: https://www.wideopen...osis-to-humans/
Edited by jimmy958, September 29 2019 - 01:23 AM.