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Bovine tuberculosis positive herd found in Alpena Co.

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Posted at 9:40 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 21:40:57-05

LANSING, Mich. — A bovine tuberculosis (TB) positive herd has been found in Alpena County.

The disease was confirmed in one of the animals from this herd on Nov. 10, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development said Monday.

Additional testing will be done in the herd, as well as an investigation to rule out the possibility of additional cases stemming from the affected herd.

Bovine TB is a bacterial disease that can affect all mammals, including humans.

It is known to be present in the free-ranging deer population in parts of northeastern lower Michigan, and the disease can be transmitted between deer and cattle.