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From: TSS (wt-d6-140.wt.net)
Subject: DNR: Three CWD cases confirmed in Walworth County the three included a doe and buck...
Date: November 25, 2004 at 2:49 pm PST

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Subject: DNR: Three CWD cases confirmed in Walworth County
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 16:51:22 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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DNR: Three CWD cases confirmed in Walworth County


Posted on Wed, Nov. 24, 2004

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. - Three more deer killed in an area of Walworth County
where chronic wasting disease has been found have tested positive for
the fatal brain disease, state officials say.

The Department of Natural Resources said this week that the three
included a doe and buck shot near the eastern edge of a so-called
disease eradication zone across southern Wisconsin, where the DNR wants
the herd drastically reduced to prevent any spread of CWD.

The other deer was a 2-year-old buck shot in an area adjacent to the
Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

All three deer were shot in what the DNR calls a herd reduction zone of
Walworth County.

Jim McNelly, regional wildlife supervisor with the DNR, said the new
cases do not necessarily mean the disease is spreading, "but that we are
finally collecting enough samples to better describe the distribution of
the disease in the southeast."

He said the DNR will wait for all the test results from deer killed this
fall and winter before deciding whether any changes are needed in the
statewide management plan to deal with CWD.

"We really appreciate the cooperation we are getting from hunters across
the southern part of the state as we continue to collect samples from
adult deer," he said. "The harvest of deer by hunters in this area is
critical to our understanding of the disease and our efforts to
eliminate it."

The disease was first confirmed in Wisconsin deer in February 2002.
Three deer killed near Mount Horeb west of Madison the previous fall
tested positive for it. CWD had not previously been seen east of the
Mississippi River.

The DNR said earlier this fall that testing since then had found 331
wild deer with chronic wasting disease in nine southern counties -
Columbia, Dane, Green, Iowa, Kenosha, Richland, Rock, Sauk and Walworth.


http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/politics/10266073.htm
TSS

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