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Deer in Stone, Taney Co. test positive for CWD

Category: hunting

 Feb 1st, 2019 by Keith Worrall  455

Modified Feb 1st, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Deer contaminated by Chronic Wasting Disease have made their way into Stone and Taney counties in Missouri.

CWD is a deadly illness spread from deer to deer through direct contact with soil, food and water contaminated through feces, urine, saliva or carcasses of infected deer.

During the summer and fall deer hunting season of 2018, the Missouri Department of Conservation tested more than 28,000 deer for CWD. From those thousands of collected tissue samples, a total of 28 deer, from 11 counties across Missouri, tested positive for CWD.

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