CWD Spreads to Wild Deer in Pennsylvania

white_tailed_deer_buckThree hunter-killed, wild deer were found to have chronic wasting disease (CWD) the  Pennsylvania Game Commission announced in March. The disease had first been discovered in the state last October, but it was only  found in a single captive deer.

The state sampled nearly 3,000 deer from around the state in addition to about 2,000 collected near the site of the first case to test for CWD, a Pennsylvania Game Commission press release reported.

Meetings by the Game Commission about the discovery drew standing-room only crowds, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WJAC-TV.

Read the Pennsylvania Game Commission press release here.

Photo: white-tailed deer, courtesy of Joe Kosack/Pennsylvania Game Commission

 

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