Hunting for deer disease Decemeber 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

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Hunting for deer disease Decemeber 4, 2011 Pennsylvania, Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
“For nearly a decade, we have tested hunter-killed deer, and have not found or confirmed any cases of CWD-infected deer in Pennsylvania,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director ... CWD [chronic wasting disease] is present in free-ranging or captive wildlife populations in 19 states and two Canadian provinces.... The usual incubation period for CWD is between 12-24 months. ... signs of an infected animal include lowered head and ears, uncoordinated movement, rough-hair coat, weight loss, increased thirst, excessive drooling, weakness, and ultimately, death.

Chronic wasting disease closes in on Pennsylvania December 4, 2011 Pittsburgh Post Gazette
... the deer disease is inching closer to the border. In 2010 CWD was confirmed in one deer in eastern Allegany County, Md., just south of Pennsylvania's Bedford and Fulton counties. ... In Hampshire County, W.Va., where CWD was found, a containment area has been expanded to now include all of that county and portions of Hardy and Morgan counties ...

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