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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