Case of Chronic Wasting disease found in North MS deer

A case of chronic wasting disease has been reported in a deer located in North Mississippi, according to a release from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. 

The deer was located in Marshall County and was the first such case reported in the County. 

From the MDWFP:

A free-range, 1.5 year-old male white-tailed deer collected on November 23, 2018 in Marshall County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from initial testing.  This is the first animal to test positive for the disease in Marshall County.  A sample will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa for an additional, definitive test. 

MDWFP encourages hunters to assist with CWD monitoring efforts by voluntarily submitting samples for testing.  A list of CWD sample collection locations can be found on

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Jon Ross Myers

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