CWD confirmed in Idaho mule deer

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is in Unit 14 in Idaho. This week, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) confirmed CWD in two mule deer bucks killed during October in the Slate Creek drainage in Idaho County, according to a press release

The hunters who submitted the lymph nodes for testing were notified that their deer did test positive for the fatal disease. Currently, there are no known cases of transmission of the disease from deer to human. Regardless, based upon this information, IDFG recommends any deer or elk harvested in Unit 14 be tested for CWD. Hunters can do that by submitting an extracted lymph node. Meat tissue cannot be used to test for CWD.

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