Chronic wasting disease hits area March 2, 2013 Pennsylvania

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Chronic wasting disease hits area March 2, 2013 Pennsylvania, Altoona Mirror
... Pennsylvania's first-ever wild cases of chronic wasting disease - a lethal, contagious brain illness affecting deer ... Blair and Bedford counties are set to come under special Game Commission rules as wildlife officials work to find the outbreak's precise sources, Leonard said. Under those rules, hunters permitted to kill crop-destroying deer on so-called "red tag" farms are ordered to turn in the animals' heads for testing, while officers also plan to test any deer struck and killed by cars ...

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