May 07, 2009
CWD Worse Than Ever In Wisconsin Counties
By Dave Hurteau
From the State Journal:
Laboratory tests on deer shot last fall in western Dane and eastern Iowa counties show chronic wasting disease remains stronger than ever, no matter how much we hope, wish and deny it away.
The 2008 disease rate in this CWD core area jumped unexpectedly for bucks and does of all ages.
The biggest increase was bucks 2 1/2 years and older, whose infection rate surpassed 15 percent after hovering around 10 percent since 2002. The infection rate for 18-month-old bucks jumped to 6 percent after sitting around 3 percent since 2002.
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