New cases of chronic wasting disease found in Polk, Stone, Taney counties
Forty-six new cases of chronic wasting disease — including new cases in Polk, Stone and Taney counties — have been discovered in Missouri through ongoing testing of deer in the state.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says that brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 162 since the disease was first discovered in Missouri deer in 2012.
MDC has tested more than 137,000 deer since the first cases of CWD were found in free-ranging deer in Missouri.
The 46 new cases were found in the following counties: three in Adair, six in Franklin, one in Jefferson, eight in Linn, eight in Macon, two in Oregon, two in Perry, one in Polk, 10 in Ste Genevieve, two in Stone, and three in Taney.
Previously this season, MDC confirmed 25 of the 46 new cases of CWD in Missouri from nearly 29,000 tissue samples collected from white-tailed deer and submitted for disease testing. Most of the tissue samples were taken from hunter-harvested deer.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划According to a news release, MDC has also confirmed an additional 21 of the 46 new cases of CWD through its post-season targeted culling efforts in January, February, and early March in areas where previous cases of CWD have been found.
Previous coverage:24 new CWD cases in Missouri; 2 in Stone County, 1 in Taney County
幸运飞艇跟人工计划MDC noted that 1,390 participating landowners helped conservation department staff remove nearly 2,400 deer in those areas to manage CWD.
All deer harvested through targeted culling that did not test positive for the disease were either returned to the landowner or donated to local food pantries through the Share the Harvest venison-donation program.
According to MDC, post-season targeted culling can help decrease CWD transmission by reducing the number of potentially infected deer within infected areas.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划CWD is a deadly disease in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family. The purpose of MDC’s sampling and testing efforts is to find CWD cases early so the department can limit the spread of the disease by implementing management actions such as targeted culling.
Learn more about CWD at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.