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Latest chronic wasting disease Stories

2014-04-08 16:24:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Jefferson County deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today, marking the seventh case in a captive or wild deer since 2012. The five-year-old white-tailed deer died on a Reynoldsville deer farm and tested positive for the disease at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg. That farm and the Walnutport, Northampton County, farm where the deer...

2014-01-02 12:21:38

Ongoing surveillance detects disease in highway-killed deer from Bedford County. HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A white-tailed deer that was killed by a vehicle in Bedford County this fall has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer, a 1 ½-year-old buck, was struck on Interstate 99 in November and sent for testing as part of Pennsylvania's ongoing effort to monitor the prevalence and spread of CWD, which is fatal to members of the deer...

Culling Of Deer Controls Disease With Little Effect On Hunting
2013-10-21 13:33:52

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chronic wasting disease, the deer-equivalent of mad cow disease, has crept across the U.S. landscape from west to east. It appeared first in captive mule deer in Colorado in the late 1960s. By 1981, it had escaped to the wild. It reached the Midwest by 2002. Little is known about its potential to infect humans. Now researchers at the University of Illinois offer a first look at the long-term effectiveness of the practice of culling deer in...

2013-09-30 16:22:09

Pennsylvania Game Commission wishes bowhunters safe days afield. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's statewide archery deer season begins Saturday, Oct. 5, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders. Archers can hunt statewide for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 5 to Nov. 16, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 11. At the time of the statewide opener, archery...

2013-09-20 12:22:43

Game Commission lifts requirement for hunters to take harvests to check stations. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunters harvesting deer in areas of Pennsylvania where chronic wasting disease has been found will need to comply with special rules during the upcoming hunting seasons. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission for the 2013-14 seasons has removed the requirement for successful hunters within a Disease Management Area to take their harvests to a check...

2013-09-13 23:19:50

Dr. William Croft addresses major insurance company conspiracy in new well-documented book MADISON, Wis. (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 When is disease the scariest? When we don’t understand it. Meet William Croft, a prestigious anatomical pathologist dedicated to uncovering the truth about human and animal disease. His new well-documented book, “Operation Synapse,” lifts the veil that has been covering the public’s eyes since the late 1980s regarding a surprising bioterrorism...

2013-05-01 12:29:10

DMAs now in parts of six counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon and York HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established the state's second Disease Management Area in parts of four counties in response to three hunter-killed deer that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Through an executive order, PGC Executive Director Carl G. Roe has created the state's second Disease Management Area (DMA) in parts...

2013-03-01 12:25:37

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today confirmed three hunter-killed deer taken in the 2012 general firearms deer season have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Two were from Blair County; the other was from Bedford County. "These are the first positive cases of CWD in free-ranging deer in Pennsylvania," confirmed Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. "The disease was first documented in early...

2013-02-08 12:21:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced quarantines have been lifted on 14 additional deer farms after DNA testing confirmed these farms had no ties to two Adams County deer that died of Chronic Wasting Disease in October 2012. To ensure the safety of Pennsylvania's farmed and wild deer, the department took precautions and issued quarantine orders on 34 deer farms between October and December of 2012. This decision...

2012-12-11 16:24:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed that Chronic Wasting Disease was not detected in an escaped deer known by its farm tag "Purple 4." The doe escaped from an unlicensed deer farm in Alexandria, Huntingdon County. "Purple 4" was shot by a hunter last month and tested at the Pennsylvania State Veterinary Laboratory. The Huntington County deer was linked to the New Oxford, Adams County deer farm where...