U S Centers – Infection is usually caused by consumption

Infection is usually caused by consumption of unpasteurized dairy products or direct contact with an open wound during hunting or killing of an infected animal, CNN reports. 30.2019 — People can get a rare form of tuberculosis called bovine tuberculosis from deer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was a 77-year-old hunter in Michigan who probably got sick from inhaling the germ while extracting infected organs from a dead deer, CNN reports. Bovine TB accounts for less than 2% of all TB cases in the United States. Although it is largely eliminated from livestock, it is still found in bison, elk and wild deer, according to the CDC. Although rare, anyone who works closely with animals that can carry the germ or eat raw dairy products should be tested for tuberculosis, according to CNN. The patient had hunted in an area where two other hunters had been infected more than 15 years ago. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Symptoms include severe cough, fever, weight loss, chest pain. The treatment is an antibiotic treatment, says the CDC. Seven

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