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April 3, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

More Chronic Wasting

More cases of a deadly deer disease have been confirmed in north Missouri, this time in wild deer.

The Department of Conservation confirms 3 cases of chronic wasting disease taken from a 163 square mile area in Linn and Macon counties. This follows several cases last year in both free range and captive deer in the region. Chronic wasting disease attacks the deer's nervous system and is lethal. The Department of Conservation says there's no evidence the disease can spread to livestock or to humans.