Deer-to-human M. bovis transmission identified in Michigan

Several cases of Mycobacterium bovis — an enzootic disease typically affecting cattle — transmitted from deer to humans were reported in Michigan between 2019 and 2022, according to a recent study.
“M. bovis is usually a disease of cattle. Veterinarians thought they had eliminated bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle by the 1980s across the U.S., but in northeastern Michigan, which is heavily forested, there was unrecognized spillover into wild deer,” James Sunstrum, MD, an infectious disease specialist with Corewell Health East, told Healio. “This study was

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