(12/06/18) MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) – A case of chronic wasting disease has been documented in north Mississippi.
Chronic wasting disease is a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose.
A sample from a one and a half-year-old male whitetail deer came back positive from Marshall County.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries sent the sample off to the National lab in Iowa for further testing.
This is the first case in this part of the state.
MDWFP encourages hunters to assist with CWD monitoring efforts by voluntarily submitting samples for testing. A list of CWD sample collection locations can be found on www.mdwfp.com/cwd.
For more information regarding CWD in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/cwd or call MDWFP at (601) 432-2199.