CWD-infected animals found In 26 States

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    COLORADO – Along with wildlife agencies in at least 26 other states, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is tackling a serious wildlife issue: Chronic Wasting Disease.

    Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), is gaining attention across the nation with 26 states now reporting CWD-infected animals.

    According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, CWD is a prion disease that affects ungulates such as deer, elk, and moose. The disease is always fatal and infected animals can develop symptoms like weight loss, stumbling, and listlessness. The has been no evidence anywhere to show that CWD has been transmitted to a human, but the Center for Disease Control and CPW recommend that hunters do not eat the meat of a CWD-infected animal. Continue Reading:

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