From: TSS ()
Subject: WYOMING: Chronic wasting found in mule deer east of Sheridan
Date: October 14, 2007 at 11:54 am PST
WYOMING: Chronic wasting found in mule deer east of Sheridan
A mule deer taken by a hunter east of Sheridan near Ucross has, according to this story, tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
The positive test is the first found in hunt area 23 in northeast Wyoming, Warren Mischke, Wyoming Game and Fish Departmentís Sheridan Region information specialist was cited as saying.
Department officials collected the lymph nodes from the mule deer, shot by a hunter, on Oct. 1 as part of a statewide study into the disease.
The departmentís laboratory then analyzed the sample and found the positive result on Wednesday.
As a result of the positive test, area 23 will be added to the Game and Fish list of areas known to have chronic wasting disease.
Game and Fish recommends that hunters in those areas transport only the cut and wrapped meat, boned meat, animal quarters or other pieces of the animal with no portion of the spinal column or head attached. That also can include hides without the head, cleaned skull plates (with no meat or nervous tissue attached), and antlers with no meat or other tissue attached.
Monitoring the Potential Transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease to Humans
Using a Hunter Registry Database in Wyoming (405 lines)
From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 21:23:42 -0500
Subject: CWD UPDATE 88 AUGUST 31, 2007