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Wildlife conservationists sound alarm on deadly deer disease

Chronic Wasting Disease, known as CWD, was first detected in the commonwealth in 2012. Since then, nearly 700 cases have been documented around the state – with most in Southcentral Pennsylvania. It is a contagious and deadly neurological disease that causes deterioration of the brain and abnormal behavior in deer, moose, and elk.

By Julia Agos/WITF

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Food safety experts urge caution for hunters in areas with fatal deer disease

Food safety experts say hunters need to take precautions when handling their harvest.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pa. Game Commission seeks feedback on responding to chronic wasting disease in deer

The Pennyslvania Game Commission hopes to get feedback on its proposed plan to respond to chronic wasting disease, a disease that’s fatal to deer and other cervids.

By Anne Danahy/WPSU

State game officers partner with vets to battle degenerative deer disease

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is in the early days of a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school to try and address chronic wasting disease.

By Katie Meyer/WITF