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CWD realities continue to spread, 2016 Michigan,

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CWD realities continue to spread May 5, 2016 Michigan, Port Huron Times Herald
... it has been a year since chronic wasting disease was found in a wild Michigan deer. Since May 20, 2015, six more deer have been found with the infectious, incurable disease that kills deer by destroying their brains. Each seems to have come from an area farther from that first sick deer found in Ingham County...

Fatal deer disease impacts Ionia CountyJuly 5, 2016 Michigan, Sentinel-Standard
... seven deer in Michigan have tested positive for CWD. However, no deer found in Ionia County have tested positive for the disease. The reason for the expanded management zone is because three of the diseased deer were found in south Clinton County, which neighbors Ionia County...

...  expanded the Core Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Area to include 17 townships... “With the detection of CWD-positive deer in the southern part of Clinton County, we need to better understand the magnitude of the disease in those areas,” ...

8th local deer tests positive for wasting disease September 12, 2016 Michigan, Lansing State Journal
... shot about two weeks ago in the same area of Meridian Township ... More than 6,000 deer have been tested for CWD since the first case was discovered in a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township in early 2015 ...
    Possible 8th case of Chronic Wasting Disease September 12, 2016 MIchigan, WSYM-TV
A deer taken by sharpshooters in Meridian Township ... waiting for official confirmation. The deer was killed as part of the CWD management program... 
     Suspect deer for chronic wasting disease identified in Ingham CountySeptember 12, 2016 Michigan, MDNR News
     Since May 2015, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been actively conducting surveillance for chronic wasting disease (CWD). To date, more than 6,000 deer have been tested since the first positive was found, with seven cases of CWD confirmed.  However, a 3.5-year-old buck taken recently in Meridian Township is likely to be the eighth positive and the first discovered since March of this year...

Chronic wasting disease found in two deer November 22, 2016 MIchigan, Post-Bulletin
... Two deer shot by hunters near Lanesboro ... the only deer to test positive from 2,493 samples collected Nov. 5-13 ...

... It's critical that hunters have deer near this area checked.  A 1.5-year-old buck taken Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Clinton County’s Eagle Township is likely the ninth free-ranging deer in Michigan to test positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).  A hunter took the animal within an area where deer check is mandatory and brought the deer to a Department of Natural Resources check station...


Michigan's 2016 Deer Status and CWDNovember 28, 2016 ThinkingAfield.org
...The DNR has tested nearly 9,000 deer since the first free-ranging CWD-positive deer was found in May 2015; to date, eight cases of CWD have been confirmed...

Chronic wasting disease threatens Meridian Township deer December 13, 2016 MIchigan,  Michigan State University
... Over 1,000 deer from Meridian Township have been tested for chronic wasting disease in order to gauge the extent of the problem, with eight deer confirmed positive for the disease in Clinton and Ingham counties...


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