The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has confirmed that three white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) following the collection of 637 samples in the fall of 2022

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During the 2022 deer hunting season, testing has been acted in the sickness observation area of Hardin, Marion, and Wyandot regions on tracker gathered and street killed deer, as well as through designated examining.

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The three positive CWD cases affirmed this fall were all deer reaped by trackers. Two of the deer were affirmed in Wyandot Region and one in Marion Province

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Two were reaped Oct. 8, and the third on Oct. 9. An early deer weapon hunting season was held Oct. 8-10 in the illness observation region to restrict the spread of CWD and screen its predominance

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The Division of Natural life is thankful to all trackers who have consented to testing necessities and submitted deer for examining to assist with keeping Ohio's deer crowd sound.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no strong evidence that CWD is transmissible to humans.

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Outside of the disease surveillance area, hunters can have harvested deer tested by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

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The Division of Wildlife has extensively monitored and tested deer in the disease surveillance area since CWD was discovered in the wild in 2020.

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The Division of Wildlife has conducted routine surveillance for CWD since 2002. CWD has been detected in 30 states and four Canadian provinces.

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The disease was first discovered in the 1960s in the western U.S. More information about this disease is available at cwd-info.org.

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