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Know the facts about chronic wasting disease in Montana


September 19, 2019

What you need to know about chronic wasting disease in Montana

• CWD is a contagious neurological disease that infects deer, elk and moose. It is always fatal and there is no known cure.

• It was first found in Montana in 2017.

• It is not known to infect humans, but it is strongly recommended that humans not eat meat from infected animals.

• CWD can cause large declines in deer and elk populations.

• Symptoms include poor body condition, excessive salivation and drooling, drooping head and ears and disoriented behavior.

What Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is doing about CWD


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