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March 12, 2014 |  By: Ben Nuelle

No New Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation released test results of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Missouri deer.
The test show there are no new confirmed cases of CWD.
Conservation officials tested 3,666 free range deer harvested during and after the 2013 deer hunting season.
Joe Jerek with the Missouri Department of Conservation says even though there were no new cases detected CWD remains a threat.
Jerek adds landowners play a key role in helping monitor and limit the spread of the disease.

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Missouri Conservation officials confirmed 10 cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer in 2012 and early 2013.
The cases were limited northwest Macon County Missouri.
CWD only infects deer, causing the degeneration of the deer’s brain.