Pennsylvania is possibly facing its second case of chronic wasting disease, according to officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. As of today or Wednesday, the department will know whether a second animal from a captive deer farm in Adams County has the disease. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a fatal, transmissible neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. It is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and causes loss of body condition, behavioral abnormalities and death. The first case of CWD in Pennsylvania was found on Oct. 11. Read more (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review).
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