Another Pennsylvania deer diagnosed with CWD
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A second Pennsylvania deer has been found to have had chronic wasting disease.
A buck was found on the same captive deer farm in New Oxford, Adams County, where the state's first case of the disease was discovered. Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture officials announced the news of that first deer Oct. 11; word of the second CWD-positive deer followed Wednesday.
Eight deer from that farm that were euthanized and tested were found to be disease free. A ninth that was meant to be tested escaped.
The number of deer farms under quarantine because they have deer connected to the New Oxford facility, has climbed again.
Three farms were put under quarantine. That grew to four, then 12, then 21. On Wednesday, 27 farms in 16 counties are under quarantine, meaning that they cannot move deer on or off their sites.
Among the sites under quarantine are Hollow Tree Whitetails in Limestone and a farm in Fairmont City, both in Clarion County; Anthony Whitetail Ranch in Grampian in Clearfield County; and Freedom Whitetails and Nelson Whitetails, both in Blair County.
Bob Frye is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-838-5148.
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