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Whitetail deer showing signs of chronic wasting disease. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmidwest/">U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">some rights reserved</a>
Whitetail deer showing signs of chronic wasting disease. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, CC some rights reserved

New York bans import of deer parts from Pennsylvania

State officials in New York have issued a new emergency rule banning the importation of deer and elk parts from the state of Pennsylvania. The move comes after an illness known as chronic wasting disease was identified at a deer farm in that state earlier this month.  Go to full article

Study: how chronic wasting disease is spread

A new study finds that deer can spread a fatal brain wasting disease through saliva and blood. Rebecca Williams reports the researchers say this means no part of an infected animal should be considered safe to eat.  Go to full article

Developing new test for deer and elk disease

Chronic Wasting Disease is killing wild deer and elk. And it's slowly spreading to new areas in North America. Right now, tests for the disease are done after the animals are dead, but researchers say they might be getting closer to a test that can be given to live animals. The GLRC's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article

Could Humans Get Chronic Wasting Disease?

A disease that infects deer and elk has been alarming wildlife officials and hunters for years. Research now shows chronic wasting disease could be more dangerous than previously thought. Scientists have found the infectious material believed to cause the disease can be found in the meat, not just the brain and central nervous system, of infected animals. The disease first appeared in New York less than a year ago. Last fall, hunters in New York faced new regulations, including requirements to take deer to a state-run checkpoint for testing. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports on the new concerns.  Go to full article

New Chronic Wasting Disease Concerns

Chronic wasting disease - a fatal deer illness - was discovered in 7 deer in Oneida County last April. The Department of Environmental Conservation instituted new regulations during the fall hunting season - including requiring hunters to take deer to a state-run checkpoint for testing. CWD has devastated herds in the upper Midwest, and the new rules are meant to slow its spread in New York. New research shows that might be more difficult. And there are new concerns about handling deer. Scientists have found the infectious material believed to cause chronic wasting disease can be found in the meat - not just the brain and central nervous system -- of infected deer and elk.
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article

In Potsdam, State Spreads Word on CWD

The Department of Environmental Conservation held a meeting on chronic wasting disease in Potsdam last night. It's one in a series around the state to inform hunters about the fatal deer illness. CWD was discovered in 5 captive deer and 2 wild deer in central New York last spring. It was the first time the disease was discovered east of Wisconsin. As David Sommerstein reports, the turnout last night seems to indicate hunters aren't too worried.  Go to full article

First Wild Deer Tests Negative for Chronic Wasting Disease

State conservation officials say initial samples of wild deer in Oneida County showed no signs of chronic wasting disease. Five deer on two farms tested positive for the fatal neurological illness earlier this month. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Ortloff: Disease May Mean Permanent Ban On Deer Feeding

Assemblyman Chris Ortloff, from Plattsburgh, will take part in a new Republican task force designed to promote hunting and fishing. The move comes as the number of hunters in New York state continues to dwindle. Speaking this week with Brian Mann, Ortloff says the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer herds in Oneida County poses a major new threat to sportsmen and to groups that feed white tail deer.  Go to full article
An elk with CWD.  Photo by Dr. Beth Williams, University of Wyoming, courtesy of CWD Alliance.
An elk with CWD. Photo by Dr. Beth Williams, University of Wyoming, courtesy of CWD Alliance.

Officials Fight Odds to Stop Chronic Wasting Disease

State officials are trying to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, or CWD, a fatal neurological disorder in deer and elk. It's thought to be transmitted through the animals' brain and spinal cord tissue. But there are no known links to illness in humans. Two farm-raised deer in Oneida County have tested positive for the disease. It's the first time CWD's been found east of Illinois. One of the deer was served at a sportsmens' dinner in the town of Verona. Officials are scrambling to keep the disease from spreading among New York's one million wild white-tailed deer. But as David Sommerstein reports, their cause may be an uphill battle.  Go to full article

CWD - Lessons from Wisconsin

People in Wisconsin have lived with concerns about chronic wasting disease since the first case surfaced there over two years ago. It was found in a wild deer. So far, some 460 animals have tested positive for the disease. People still hunt...and they still eat wild and domestic venison. Gil Halsted is a reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio. He's followed the story since that first case. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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