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Chronic wasting disease in deer likely to move farther east in Virginia May 14, 2013

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... Chronic wasting disease, a progressive condition that can remain idle for years before killing the infected animal, has been found in deer 25 miles from the Shenandoah National Park’s northern border, said park biologist Rolf Gubler. The park stretches northeast from outside Waynesboro to Front Royal....  a plan to contain the infection. That could include thinning the heaviest populations of whitetail deer in the park. [not found to be effective in other states]



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