Some valid points, HM re disease risk. The real danger is probably in symbiotic carrying of a virus /microbe rather than a fatal pathogen to the host animal since by definition it stays symptomatically hidden.
But I'm more concerned with failures/delays in hygene and processing - and most specifically monitoring for said failures- than endemic pathogens, tbh. Roo has been eaten by humans for a long long time.
I also suspect that Siv transfer was more about the slaughter environment and methods than consumption , but of course no one knows. Ebola on the other hand appears linked to both. We could REALLY take the thread offtopic down that track, lol.
Im in two minds as to whether confined, intensive farming or wild game populations are more likely to result in mutated zoonotic risks to humans. To argue against myself though, The obvious endgame of that thinking is that a kangaroo industry inevitably HAS to move towards farming and abboitoir practices, and therefore perhaps true game meat should only be used by those who have killed it and can therefore evaluate its suitability on the spot.
Its actually a very complicated and fascinating topic, lol.