VIDEO: Oh, deer! Hunter sickened with TB from dressing his kill
Far from being a malady of the 19th century, tuberculosis still poses a threat to the US population. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found another unusual way animals can get humans sick. A 77-year-old Michigan man who loved to hunt came down in 2017 with a case of tuberculosis. According to CNN, a new CDC report reveals he probably contracted TB from an infected deer. He likely inhaled infectious pathogens of bovine tuberculosis while removing a dead deer's infected organs. Bovine tuberculosis is quite rare, accounting for less than 2% of total TB cases in the US.