CDC Warns Hunters After Man Contacts Tuberculosis From Deer

Deer hunters are being warned to watch out for tuberculosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning just ahead of deer hunting season which is starting across the country. The CDC believes a man who diagnosed with the disease in 2017 came into contact with a deer that had a bacteria and was spread to him, causing TB. Doctors say the bacteria was inhaled after the deer was killed. Hunters are advised to wear protective equipment while field-dressing.

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