CWD Update: Disease Detected in Six More Free-Ranging Deer May 5, 2015 Pennsylvania

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     Disease Management Area 2 again expanded due to new cases.  From the start of 2014 through the present, six additional cases of chronic wasting disease have been documented in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced today.
All six deer to test positive were killed on highways within Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), the only area of the state where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in free-ranging deer.  None of the samples collected from deer or elk harvested by hunters anywhere in the state during the 2014-15 hunting seasons tested positive for CWD, and no road-killed deer or elk from outside DMA 2 tested positive...

... Thus far this year, 253 samples have been collected, including one that tested positive and is counted among the six new positives within DMA 2.  Since 1998, the commission has collected and submitted more than 52,000 wild deer and elk for CWD testing, with a total of 11 positive tests...

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