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Two more CWD cases found in Idaho County

The disease was found in a cow elk and a white-tailed doe
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Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 5:05 PM MST
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IDAHO COUNTY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday afternoon that two more cases of Chronic Wasting Disease have been found in Idaho County.

The disease was found in a cow elk and a white-tailed doe. The latest detections bring the total number of Chronic Wasting Disease infections in Idaho to six, all found in Unit 14.

The department says the case involving the whitetail was in the area near Slate Creek, while the elk was 1.5 miles northeast of White Bird. As of yesterday, Fish and Game officers have collected more than 500 samples of deer and elk in the surveillance area including the area where the two new cases were found, as well as portions of adjacent units.

You are urged to report any deer or elk showing signs of being infected with Chronic Wasting Disease. Symptoms include extremely low weight, wide stance, a lowered head, droopy ears, and excessive salivation.

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