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Story 2.0: pursuing a deer disease, and those who ate the venison chili

To kick off the new year, we begin a new occasional series. It's called Story 2.0. We'll review stories our news team has filed in the past. Then we'll follow up with the people we interviewed to find out what's happened since. Today, chronic wasting disease. The fatal deer disease was discovered in two wild deer in Oneida County in April 2005. It was the first time it had been found east of Illinois. Wildlife officials were worried the disease would spread throughout the deer herd in New York and the Northeast. But so far, no new cases have been found. Chronic wasting disease has no known effect on people. All the same, it rattled some when it was discovered that one of the contaminated deer was served at the Verona Fire Department's sportsmen's dinner. David Sommerstein traveled to Verona for our story back in 2005. He updates the story with Martha Foley.  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

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

Fight Against Deer Disease Expands To North Country

State scientists will begin testing wild deer in Hamilton county, looking for cases of chronic wasting disease. Environment officials say a captive herd that operated in Arietta in the mid-90s may have been the source of infection that spread to deer in Oneida county. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Adirondack Man Lobbies Against Deer Feeding Ban

Feeding deer has long been a winter ritual in the north country, especially in the Adirondacks where deer herds are much smaller. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation banned the practice last winter. The new regulation is meant to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, a mad-cow like ailment that has infected herds in the West and in Midwestern states. But some landowners are angered by the change. Bruce Landon is a caretaker on a property in Paul Smiths, where deer feeding has been a tradition for seventy years. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
CWD Infected Deer<br />Wisconsin DNR
CWD Infected Deer
Wisconsin DNR

Deer Disease ?Coming? Says New York Biologist

With deer hunting season in full swing, state scientists are watching closely for "chronic wasting disease" - a nervous system ailment that's spreading in deer herds in the West. So far, CWD hasn't been found in New York or Vermont, but researchers say it's only a matter of time. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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