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M. bovis TB detected in Michigan deer hunters

Between 2002 and 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified three human cases of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis that were linked to diseased free-ranging deer, researchers reported in MMWR.
All three cases occurred in hunters, including two who developed pulmonary disease, possibly as a result of aerosol transmission while they field-dressed deer carcasses, the researchers said. The third patient developed cutaneous TB, likely after injuring his finger while field-dressing a “grossly lesioned” deer.
According to the report, a four-county region

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