- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - Officials say another case of bovine tuberculosis has been detected in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula.

The disease recently turned up in a medium-sized beef cattle herd in Alpena County.

Assistant State Veterinarian Dr. Rick Smith says was the latest of three herds in Michigan that tested positive in 2015. It’s also the 63rd cattle herd found to carry the illness since 1998. Of those, 28 have been in Alpena County.

The infections were found during routine testing by the state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A meeting for area cattle producers is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Lachine.

Bovine TB is an infectious disease that primarily affects cattle but can be spread between different mammals. Many whitetail deer in northeastern Michigan are carriers.

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