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A warning for deer hunters from the CDC


Per a report by the CDC, deer hunters should take precautions when hunting whitetail deer in Michigan.

In May 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was notified of a case of pulmonary tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis in a man aged 77 years.

The patient had rheumatoid arthritis and was taking 5 mg prednisone daily; he had no history of travel to countries with endemic tuberculosis, no known exposure to persons with tuberculosis, and no history of consumption of unpasteurized milk. He resided in the northeastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, which has a low incidence of human tuberculosis but does have an enzootic focus of M. bovis in free-ranging deer (Odocoileus virginianus). The area includes a four-county region where the majority of M. bovis–positive deer in Michigan have been found.
This DNR report explains more about the disease, Bovine Tuberculosis.
Though these reports are coming out of Michigan, it will help Ohio hunters prevent the spread of the disease.