Third Michigan deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disea

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Third Michigan deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disea

Unread postby Horizontal Hunter » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:24 am

MERIDIAN TWP, MI -- A 5-year-old doe has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, the third case of the disease in the state.

CWD, not present in Michigan before this year, is a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. It's spread by prions in the body fluid of infected animals. There is no evidence that the disease can spread to humans, but as a precaution the Centers for Disease Control recommends infected animals not be consumed.

DNR wildlife veterinarian Dr. Steve Schmitt said in a press release all the deer that tested positive were found in the same small area. All deer were discovered within a mile of one another, and genetic testing indicates all were related.

The DNR is urging hunters in the area to hunt again this fall, and potentially help the DNR learn more about the scope of the disease.

"We need individuals who have always hunted in Ingham County and surrounding counties to keep hunting. The DNR can't fight this disease without their support. Hunters need to have their deer checked and tested so we can determine if this disease is established over a broad area or just persisting in a local pocket," Schmitt said.

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Re: Third Michigan deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting D

Unread postby fishlips » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:26 am

Yikes. What are they doing about CWD in Michigan? WI has been a roller coaster ride.
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Re: Third Michigan deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting D

Unread postby Horizontal Hunter » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:01 am

Michigan confirms 3rd case of chronic wasting in wild deer
The Associated Press
Published: August 6, 2015, 8:36 am Updated: August 6, 2015, 10:36 am

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A third free-ranging deer from Meridian Township near Lansing has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says Thursday that the 5-year-old doe was part of the same extended family group of the other two deer detected with the disease.

A doe tested positive in May. A 2-year-old male with the disease was found in July.

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