Fourth Michigan Deer Tests Positive for CWD

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Nov. 13 said a 1 1/2 year old buck suspected of carrying chronic wasting disease was killed in DeWitt Township. Now, tests confirm the suspicion.

A sample from the deer was sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa, where it tested positive for CWD. The results were returned Monday, Nov. 30.

This is the fourth wild deer in the state to test positive for the disease.

Kelly Sicilano-Carter with the DNR tells WZZM 13 this is actually good news, as only four of over 3,000 deer have tested positive for CWD.

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