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New York Reacts to CWD Found in Ohio

Ohio has confirmed a case of chronic wasting disease in a deer there. New York implements restrictions on game killed in Ohio.

The latest outbreak of CWD in Ohio has caused concern in New York state, where officials are enforcing strict rules to keep the disease from spreading.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is prohibiting people from bringing certain parts of deer, elk and moose taken in Ohio.

Ohio has some high-fenced properties where deer and elk are more susceptible to CWD due to the confined area they live within.

Unless a specific list of parts are removed from the carcass beforehand, parts of game animals from Ohio and Pennsylvania are no longer allowed in the state.

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a highly contagious ailment that effects the brain of whitetail deer and other deer species. CWD occurs in adult animals and results in significant weight loss over time. It is always fatal.

Signs of CWD include lowering of the head, listlessness, repetitive walking in set patterns and a smell of rotting meat. Animals will often avoid eating hay and suffer from excessive salivation and grinding of the teeth.

CWD is not known to be transmittable to humans. CWD has been detected in deer species in 12 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

Check the DEC website for updated information and contact numbers to inquired more about the restrictions.

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New York Reacts to CWD Found in Ohio