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Chronic Wasting Disease found in 21 white-tailed deer in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has confirmed Chronic Wasting...
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in 21 white-tailed deer in northwestern Virginia during the 2019 hunting season.(Pixabay)
Published: May. 8, 2020 at 12:14 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in 21 white-tailed deer in northwestern Virginia during the 2019 hunting season.

The numbers of deer with CWD were found in these counties:

  • Fredrick, (13)
  • Shenandoah (5)
  • Clarke (2)
  • Fauquier (1)

No infected deer were detected in Culpeper, Madison or Orange counties.

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