More CWD Found


Terry Haindfield/ Photo courtesy Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Chronic wasting disease has been found in 14 deer, bringing the total number of cases to 44. A press release Friday from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources noted results are being waited on with two more tissue samples to possibly bring the total higher.

The results are primarily from deer this fall and include animals hunted and road kill. “The way that this disease moves, these results were not unexpected,” said Todd Bishop, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Bureau.

Allamakee County led the findings with eight positive samples with Clayton County adding four. The disease was first found in Iowa in Allamakee County, near Harper's Ferry.

Wayne County and Dubuque County had one. Dubuque County had previously not seen any cases. The finding in Dubuque County was a road kill found only 2.5 miles outside of city limits.

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