Can you get Lyme disease from eating venison?: Your Stories

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — NewsChannel 9 has had Your Stories callers asking if they could get Lyme disease from eating venison.

A SUNY ESF professor says that a deer’s blood has developed a component that actually will kill bacteria that spreads Lyme disease.

In a statement to NewsChannel 9, the CDC says, “You will not get Lyme disease from eating venison or squirrel meat, but CDC recommends, in keeping with general food safety principles, that you always cook meat thoroughly.”

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