Warning to Hunters: Deer Can Transmit Tuberculosis to Humans During Field-Dressi

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    Howdy, while reading the Western Journal today, I came across this article,  "Warning to Hunters: Deer Can Transmit Tuberculosis to Humans During Field-Dressing Process".

    I have never shot or dressed a deer but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express a few times, sorry about that, anyway it seems that in this article the Center for Disease Control, aka CDC investigated a case of an older hunter getting tuberculosis, and they feel the root cause is a deer bacteria called mycobacterium bovis. 

    Anyway here is the link to the article, make of it what you like, but for safety and health sake, I wanted to share this information with deer hunters on the forum.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/warning-hunters-deer-can-transmit-tuberculosis-humans-field-dressing-process/

    Be safe and good luck out there.

    Garnet56

     

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    Willie14228
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    I always have a pair of the black Harbor Freight rubber gloves in my dressing kit. Mostly because I handle hogs more than deer but even so its a good idea to be on the safe side.

     

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    NMshooter
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    FYI- Tuberculosis is an airborne pathogen and attacks the lungs meaning you breath it in. That said every year there is a scare of Bird flu that can be contracted through waterfowl. I have been hunting waterfowl for over fifty years and have not met ONE duck/goose hunter who was infected by eating or cleaning waterfowl. But if you still want to be safe, best to wear gloves and a mask or respirator. 

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    bf1956
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    I cary a full hazmat kit with me but seldom use it

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