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Chronic wasting disease Spreading Closer to Wichita

Category: hunting

 Feb 24th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  280

Modified Feb 24th, 2019 at 6:38 PM

Chronic wasting disease, a progressive, fatal deer disease without a cure, is spreading across Kansas. And its getting closer to Wichita.

The disease is not known to spread to humans, but can take a major toll on deer populations. Hunters who kill a deer near Cheney Lake should probably get their deer tested for the disease, just to be safe, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Since it was first detected in a whitetail doe in the northwest corner of the state in 2005, the brain disease has spread to 21 Kansas counties, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Read more here: ‘Zombie’ deer disease spreading closer to Wichita

 

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