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Environment & Climate Change

Efforts to curb Chronic Wasting Disease will continue in 2016

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Michigan wildlife officials are closing out a year of battling chronic wasting disease in the state’s free-ranging deer.

The first case of Chronic Wasting Disease turned up in Ingham County in April.  By the end of the year, a total of four confirmed cases of the fatal neurological illness were confirmed, among the nearly four thousand deer that were tested.

In order to decrease the chances of CWD spreading, Gov. Snyder this week signed a law extending a ban on feeding wild deer. 

The ban was imposed earlier this year in Ingham, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties, where the CWD cases have been centered.

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