Chronic Wasting Disease Not Found In Pennsylvania Hunter-Killed Deer Samples July 10, 2012

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Chronic Wasting Disease Not Found In Pennsylvania Hunter-Killed Deer Samples July 10, 2012 PGC
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state’s 2011 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian. 
In 2011, 3,766 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected. This marked the tenth year for testing hunter-killed deer. In total, nearly 35,000 deer and elk have been tested. CWD was not detected in any samples from previous years. Results showing that the CWD tests of hunter-killed elk from 2011 were all negative 



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