2 deer harvested in ND test positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Two deer harvested in North Dakota last year have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says the two mule deer, one doe and one buck, were taken from unit 3F2 in the south west part of the state.

Since 2009 the total number of deer testing positive for CWD is nine, and they were all take from that unit.

Since the Game and Fish Department's sampling efforts began in 2002, more than 30,000 deer, elk and moose have tested negative for CWD.

CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal.

Scientists have found no evidence that CWD can be transmitted naturally to humans or livestock.