New Bovine TB Case Found in Northern Michigan
WLNS.com is reporting a new case of Bovine Tuberculosis in Northern Michigan. According to the report, a cow in Alcona County was found to be carrying the disease after it was tested prior to a location transfer. Officials are not certain on how the cow was infected, though Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials are very aware of the frequency of cases in this region among the Whitetail Deer population.
DNR officials say the risk of human infection from animals is minimal. They also say that food contamination risks are also very low.