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3628 deer tested, none had CWD 10/28/2010 Iowa





Decorah Journal  Ames

... none of the 3628 Iowa whitetail deer tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by the lab during the 2009-10 season showed any signs of the disease...

Samples were collected from all 99 counties in Iowa; however the majority - roughly 2,600 - were taken in the seven Mississippi River border counties stretching from Allamakee County south to Scott County. 

CWD was first discovered in northeastern Colorado in 1967. Since then, it has also been documented in wild deer or elk in Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. It has also been found in captive deer or elk in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Alberta and Saskatchewan.


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