December 13, 2012

Chronic Wasting Disease: 'Mad Cow' for Deer

Hillary Craddock, Mind the Science Gap

AP Photo

In early October a deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease for the first time in Pennsylvania. The positive result, which was found in a farm herd, resulted in the quarantine of all the deer on the property. Earlier this month, a deer escaped the quarantine and was running free in Pennsylvania. Two days ago that deer was shot and killed to prevent further disease transmission.

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TAGGED: Deer, Chronic Wasting Disease