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Environment officials identify new positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Montcalm Co.

Michigan officials say a farmed deer in Montcalm County has tested positive for deadly chronic wasting disease.

 

The diagnosis was made after the 2-year-old doe died and carcass samples were submitted for routine testing under a surveillance program for deer raised on farms.

 

It requires those in some high-risk areas to be quarantined.

 

83 deer have been identified with the sickness in Montcalm County, which is part of Michigan's chronic wasting disease management zone.

 

The neurological disease affects whitetail deer, mule deer, elk and moose.



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