More CWD

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Another 49 deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

But the good news is they were all found within the area where the fatal brain disease was discovered a year ago. The evidence released today suggests the disease hasn't spread elsewhere in the state.

In all, 190 deer have tested positive for the incurable disease. All but two of those deer were found in Dane and Iowa counties. The other two were found in nearby Richland and Sauk counties.

Scientists have tested the brains of more than 39,000 of the 40,000 deer that hunters statewide donated for analysis.

It's part of an attempt by the state Department of Natural Resources to determine how far the disease has spread in the state's population of 1.6 million deer.

The tests so far indicate about one tenth of a percent of the deer in a so-called management zone in southeastern Wisconsin are infected.

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