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‘Zombie deer’ disease continues to expand in Pennsylvania

Category: News Release

 Jun 25th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  177

Modified Jun 25th, 2019 at 7:17 PM

The number of free-ranging deer in Pennsylvania found to have chronic wasting disease nearly doubled last year.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, since last year 123 deer have tested positive for the always fatal brain disease in deer and other members of the cervid family that some refer to as “zombie deer disease.”

With CWD testing from the 2018 deer seasons now completed, there now have been 250 CWD cases detected in free-ranging deer in Pennsylvania since 2012.

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