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New CWD cases prompt Game Commission response

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expanding Disease Management Area 2 in response to new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). 

While CWD was not detected in any samples of deer harvested by hunters during the 2013-14 Pennsylvania hunting seasons, two deer killed on highways in Bedford County last fall tested positive. The disease was also detected at a captive deer facility in Pennsylvania and in a free-ranging deer just south of the Pennsylvania border.

In response, the Game Commission is expanding the Disease Management Area 2. It will extend east to state routes 829 and 915, and Interstate 70. It extends south to the Maryland border and the western boundary of DMA 2 is state Route 96.
A map of the newly expanded DMA 2 is available on the CWD Information page at the Game Commission's website, www.pgc.state.pa.us.

It is important to note that CWD is not known to afflict humans, but is always fatal to the deer and elk it infects.
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