Chronic Wasting Disease suspected in second white-tailed deer in Issaqueena Co.

A white-tailed deer
A white-tailed deer
Updated: Nov. 9, 2018 at 5:25 PM CST
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A free-range, 2.5-year-old female white-tailed deer collected in Issaquena County on November 1 has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from initial testing.

This is the second animal to test positive for the disease in Issaquena County.

A sample will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa for a definitive test.

MDWFP encourages hunters to assist with CWD monitoring efforts by voluntarily submitting samples for testing. A list of CWD sample collection locations can be found here.

For more information regarding CWD in Mississippi, visit their website or call 601-432-2199. You can also follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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