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October 12, 2012

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JOHNSTOWN — OUTDOORS

CWD found in Adams County

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first positive case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the state on a deer farm in Adams County.

The disease is fatal in deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence that CWD can be transmitted to humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The World Health Organization.

The positive sample was taken from a white-tailed deer at  in New Oxford, and tested as part of Pennsylvania’s intensive CWD monitoring efforts.

In addition to the Adams County location, the department has quarantined two farms directly associated with the positive deer in Lycoming and York counties.

 

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