DNR Finds More Cases of Chronic Wasting Diesase

by Brian Wilson
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February 13, 2023

D-N-R state deer biologist, Jace Elliott, says testing during the recent season found more cases of chronic wasting disease. 

C-W-D cases have been heavier in south-central Iowa, particularly Wayne County. There have also been concentrations in the northeast corner of Winneshiek, Fayette, Allamakee, and Clayton Counties. Elliott says there were some new counties on the C-W-D list this year.  

He says they generally hold public meetings in counties once the first case of C-W-D is confirmed. 

C-W-D is a disease that impacts the animal’s brain and is always fatal to deer. The Iowa D-N-R has been tracking the disease since it was first discovered in Iowa in Allamakee County in 2013. 

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