Bovine Tuberculosis

Impacts

Cattle (Most Common), Deer, and Humans

Overview / Symptoms

  • Transmitted between animals through inhaling air particles from an infected animal or eating/drinking from contaminated object
  • Animals may exhibit signs of emaciation, lethargy, weakness, anorexia, low-grade fever, and pneumonia with a chronic, moist cough. Lymph nodes may also be enlarged
  • Humans become infected through consuming unpasteurized dairy products, direct contact with a wound from a sick animal, or inhaling contaminated air particles from an infected person