Chronic wasting disease spreads west across Wyoming

Chronic wasting disease is spreading west. Wildlife officials find new cases each season of the deadly illness in deer and elk moving closer and closer to the state's feedgrounds.

And recent research shows it could be a bigger deal than biologists originally thought.

"CWD is a significant concern for Wyoming's wildlife — particularly for our deer populations," said Dr. Mary Wood, state wildlife veterinarian for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. "As prevalence increases in southeastern Wyoming, we are now seeing negative impacts in some of our deer herds from CWD."

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