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Chronic wasting disease now confirmed in Pennsylva

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed today the first positive case of chronic wasting disease in the state on a deer farm in Adams County.

    The disease is fatal in deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence the disease can be transmitted to humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

    The positive sample was taken from a white-tailed deer on a farm in New Oxford, Adams County, and tested as part of Pennsylvania's intensive chronic wasting disease monitoring efforts.

    The sample tissue was tested at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg and verified at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.

    In addition to the Adams County location, the department has quarantined two deer farms directly associated with the positive deer, in Williamsport, Lycoming County, and in Dover, York County.

    The quarantine prevents movement of animals on and off the premises.
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Feel sorry for the poor deer...just wondering too if Biden passed through any of these areas on the way to the debates
     
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    It is going to spread. Happened here in Wisconsin. If there was not a double fence, and even then it very well could make it to the outside deer population. Deer feed on the corn, and feed. They leave behind saliva on some of the feed. Birds, Squirrels, Chipmunk's, pick up that feed and run outside the pens, they drop it, and the outside deer pick it up. That is all it takes, let alone if they had direct contact with the wild population through the fence.
     
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