_These results are the first from an aggressive CWD testing program put in place earlier this month by the state Department of Natural Resources. Testing began after an Algoma Township breeding farm deer was found infected with the disease. Several thousand Michigan whitetail deer are to be tested this fall as part of a statewide effort to determine whether the disease has spread into the wild deer herd.
"It's good that these deer are testing negative," DNR spokeswoman Mary Dettloff said. "But we're not prepared to say it's an isolated event. What this is doing is deepening the mystery surrounding how the first deer got infected."_