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DNR says funding, 'social/political factors' affected CWD response October 28, 2016 Wisconsin

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... Haley and Samuel said the disease was like a wildfire that is raging in the southern Wisconsin herds where it started and will eventually spread elsewhere... “There’s very little you can do to keep it from getting worse,” ... “There’s very little you can do to keep it from getting worse,” ... difficult to predict how long it will be before there are population declines in Wisconsin’s deer herd like those seen in the West ...

... With more than 15 deer farms infected in Wisconsin, Chronic Wasting Disease is on the rise. That prompted the Woodruff DNR Center to take action and begin targeted surveillance in the Three Lakes area ...

Experts call CWD a 'wildfire' October 29, 2016 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
...Chronic wasting disease ... approaching 50% prevalence in bucks and 30% in does in parts of southern Wisconsin ...  hopes for a CWD vaccine have yet to be fulfilled.  Haley, who has extensive experience with the captive cervid industry, said he didn't expect a vaccine to be available for at least several decades... 

Wardens remind hunters of deer baiting ban October 30, 2016 Wisconsin, WSAW
... Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal disease that affects deer, and unfortunately it has made its way to North Central Wisconsin-- infecting two deer in the Three Lakes area...

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