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Area Hunters Learn a Vaccine for CWD Being Developed


March 14, 2019

Rick Boston

Area hunters packed the Freedom Township fire hall on Saturday, March 9, to learn more about the effort to develop a vaccine for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Could there be a cure for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)? Wildlife and CWD Biologist John Eveland believes so, and said one is on the horizon, but is still at least five years away.

Eveland spoke to a large group of area hunters who packed the Freedom Township fire hall on Saturday morning, March 9, as they continue to seek a solution to the disease that is decimating the state's deer population.

Speaking at the invitation of the United Sportsmen of Pennsylvania, Eveland said that he is working with Dr. Frank Bastian, a researcher at Louisiana State University, on developing a vaccine that c...

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