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CWD Gaining National Attention

Category: News Release

 Apr 5th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  157

Modified Apr 5th, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) continues to gain more and more national attention as new states are added to the dreaded list of those home to infected deer. Tennessee “didn’t have” CWD six months ago. Now they’ve discovered nearly 200 positives. More than half the states in our country now have CWD, and those states listed as not having CWD, might just mean it hasn’t been discovered, yet.

In Missouri, 103 CWD positive deer have been found since the disease was first discovered in a captive deer facility in 2010. MDC believes the disease was new to the state at that time, because of the incredibly low density rate of positives. CWD has progressed slowly here, thanks in large part to the MDC aggressively culling in small, concentrated areas around the discovery sites.

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