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E-M:/ Michigan hunter contracts bovine TB, state says

(Update, Traverse City-AP, January 6, 2005, 11:44 a.m.) A Michigan hunter has been diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis, which he apparently contracted while field-dressing a deer he killed in October in Alcona County, state health officials said Thursday.

The man, whom officials did not identify, cut his hand while dressing the deer and sought medical attention after noticing lesions in the animal's chest cavity, said T.J. Bucholz, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Community Health