Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

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Neb. officials ask for help watching for TB

Lincoln, Neb. (AP) – As deer hunting season gets under way, the
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking hunters for their help
in monitoring the deer population for tuberculosis.

Bovine TB was found earlier this year at a northern Knox County
facility with a herd of captive elk and deer. The disease also was
reported in a beef herd in Rock County.

Subsequent testing hasn’t found additional cases of the
disease.

The disease typically spreads from one animal to another through
the inhalation of bacteria. Experts say there is little risk of the
disease being transmitted to humans.

TB-infected deer may have tan or yellow lumps lining the chest
cavity, in the lung tissue, or in the lymph nodes of the cheek,
head and neck.

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