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Michigan officials find deer with TB in a new area

Michigan ag officials are alerting farmers after finding a bovine tuberculosis-infected deer in a new area.

Dr. Mike Vanderklok is with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. He says, “We have a core area where TB has been kind of found endemicly in the free-ranging white-tailed deer in northeastern lower Michigan, and occasionally we will find a TB-positive deer outside of that area, and that did happen.”

Vanderklok tells Brownfield the infected deer was found in Cheboygan County west of the area known to have deer with Bovine TB, so the department is reaching out to area farmers.

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