CWD Found In 3 More New
York Deer - 5 Total So Far

From Patricia Doyle, PhD
ALBANY, NY -- Three more captive deer in New York have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Agricultural officials say the three deer belonged to the same Oneida County herd that yielded the first positive last week. There are now five deer in New York with confirmed cases of C-W-D. All of the cases come from captive herds -- though state officials are checking to see if the deadly disease spread into the wild.
C-W-D is a transmissible disease that affects the brain and central nervous system of certain deer and elk. There is no evidence that C-W-D is linked to disease in humans or domestic livestock other than deer and elk.
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Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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