12 Pa. deer farms under quarantine due to CWD threat

10/29/2012 | Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania became the 23rd state with documented chronic wasting disease after a dead deer tested positive for the disease. Twelve farms with direct or indirect contact with the infected deer have been placed under quarantine. It's possible that many more farms will be affected, according to assistant state veterinarian David Griswold, who notes that animals are frequently moved between deer farms in the state. CWD is not believed to infect humans.

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