CWD test results show ‘not detected’
By Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Results are now available from the Chronic Wasting Disease sampling efforts which began February 23, 2018 in the 5-mile CWD Containment Zone. Sixty-four samples were collected and submitted for testing.
Results returned March 5 indicate all samples were “not detected for CWD.” In addition, numerous samples from purported sick and road-killed deer have been submitted for testing and these results will be shared upon receipt.
DNA analysis was conducted on the CWD-positive buck that was collected in Issaquena County on January 25, 2018. Results suggest the buck’s genetics match nearby free-range populations.
The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will continue to collect samples from the CWD Management Zone in an effort to determine the extent and prevalence of CWD in local deer populations.
For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease, or to report a sick deer, visit www.mdwfp.com/cwd.