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CWD confirmed in more Mississippi counties

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) received confirmation that a female white-tailed deer from Panola County and a female white-tailed deer from Tallahatchie County tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

These are the first deer to test positive for CWD in both counties. The Panola County deer was a diseased deer report and the Tallahatchie County deer was hunter-harvested. MDWFP will be assessing management zone changes to include these counties as per the CWD Response Plan.

During the 2018-19 season, MDWFP received more than 7,000 samples through hunter-harvested, road-killed, and reported diseased deer. To date, Mississippi has 15 confirmed CWD positives and four suspect positives awaiting confirmation.

MDWFP appreciates hunters submitting samples during this hunting season.

photo courtesy of MDWFP

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