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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