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Deer in the Upper Peninsula positively tests for deadly disease



IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) – Officials say a stag in Dickinson County was the first known case of chronic wasting disease in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

the state ministry for natural resources the 4-year -old Doe was on a farm in Waucedah Township shot. Laboratories confirmed that the animal was infected with the deadly disease of the nervous system found in deer, moose and elk.

It was among hundreds of deer that the DNR had tested in the Upper Peninsular Peninsula adjacent to Wisconsin free-range deer in six lower peninsula counties, including Clinton, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kent and Montcalm. Sixty-three deer in these counties have tested positive.

The DNR asks hunters to submit heads of deer that kill them this fall within a 1

0-mile area centered on Waucedah Township. They are tested to see how far the disease has spread.

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18.10.2018 6:14:28 (GMT -4: 00)


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