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CWD not spreading

April 09, 2010 at 11:28 AM

While more deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease this season, no new hotspots were discovered. In all 34 deer were found with CWD, up from last year’s 30 but still below the 2006 high of 51.

Most infected deer came from the heart of Illinois’ CWD outbreak on the border of Winnebago and Boone counties said forest wildlife biologist Paul Shelton. One infected deer was also found in Stephenson County.

“We’re really working in some areas that have been historically hotter than the others,” said Shelton, part of a team of Department of Natural Resources biologists who culled deer efforts in those northern counties.

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