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Department of Agriculture Offers Advice to State Hunters, Processors to Protect Against Chronic Wasting Disease


December 5, 2019

With the 2019 hunting season underway in Pennsylvania, the Department of Agriculture released recommended best management practices to help protect hunters and their families against Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

“At this time, current published scientific studies support the hypothesis that there is a strong species barrier protecting humans from CWD,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “To date, there have not been any documented cases of humans being infected with CWD.”

Since being identified in Pennsylvania, hunters have had a heightened awareness of the fatal neurolog...

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