Fatal disease found among white-tailed deer March 2, 2013 Pennsylvania

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Fatal disease found among white-tailed deer March 2, 2013 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
... three deer killed by hunters during the 2012 rifle deer season in Blair and Bedford counties tested positive for the neurological disorder, chronic wasting disease. In October, a farm-raised penned deer in Adams County tested positive in the state's first confirmed case of CWD... It is believed to occur when normal brain proteins are converted by an unknown agent to an abnormal form.  It is spread through the direct transfer of body fluids and through contaminated soil. There is no known treatment...



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