Six New Cases Of Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Southwest Missouri Deer | KBIA

Six New Cases Of Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Southwest Missouri Deer

May 11, 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation said there were 46 new cases of chronic wasting disease found in deer during the 2019-2020 surveillance year.

That brings the total number of CWD cases in the state to 162.  More than 137,000 deer have been tested since the first cases of the illness were found in Missouri in 2012, according to MDC.

One of the latest cases was in Polk County, two were in Stone County, and three were in Taney County.

CWD is a deadly disease in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family.  Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.

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