Virginia aims to prevent deer from testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

Virginia aims to prevent deer from testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
CWD is a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Chronic Wasting Disease is spreading in deer throughout the country.

Ten deer have tested positive for the disease in Tennessee. To minimize the risk of the disease being spread to Virginia, only certain deer parts can be legally imported to the state, including the following: boned-out or quartered meat, hides or capes with no skulls attached, cleaned skulls or skull plates with no attached tissue, clean antlers or finished taxidermy products.

The disease is spreading in the United States, including Montana, Missouri and Mississippi.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose.

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