Deer with TB Found in Cheboygan County

The DNRE discovered a deer in northern Michigan that tested positive for tuberculosis. This is the first deer in Cheboygan County to test positive for the disease this year. That deer was found in Cheboygan County near the Presque Isle County border on a private farm. The DNRE says a free-range doe was killed on a farm in Cheboygan County and tested positive for the disease back in January, testing confirmed this case April 8, 2010. Tuberculosis isn't new to deer in northern Michigan, but because this case was discovered outside the known tuberculosis area, the DNRE will now have to test more deer than usual. Right now the DNRE is collecting samples of deer killed in the area, 300 deer a year is their goal, but they'll test more if they can. 9&10's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Michael Bulthuis has more details on the latest tuberculosis findings.