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PLYMOUTH COUNTY HAS 1ST CASE OF FATAL DEER DISEASE

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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEER BIOLOGIST, JACE ELLIOTT, SAYS TESTING DURING THE RECENT SEASON FOUND MORE CASES OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN THE STATE:

CWD1 OC…….MUCH HIGHER” :16

C-W-D CASES HAVE BEEN HEAVIER IN SOUTH-CENTRAL IOWA, PARTICULARLY WAYNE COUNTY. ELLIOTT SAYS THERE WERE SOME NEW COUNTIES ON THE C-W-D LIST THIS YEAR, INCLUDING ONE IN NORTHWEST IOWA:

CWD2 OC……….THIS YEAR” :06

HE SAYS THEY GENERALLY HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS IN COUNTIES ONCE THE FIRST CASE OF C-W-D IS CONFIRMED.

CWD3 OC………GOING FORWARD” :06

C-W-D IS A DISEASE THAT IMPACTS THE ANIMAL’S BRAIN AND IS ALWAYS FATAL TO DEER.

THE IOWA D-N-R HAS BEEN TRACKING THE DISEASE SINCE IT WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN THE STATE IN 2013.

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