Several New Cases of Deer Disease Found in Local Counties

(Farmington) The Missouri Department of Conservation says it has completed its monitoring and testing efforts for the 2019-2020 Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance year.

From those efforts, the M.D.C. reports it has confirmed 46 new cases of the deadly deer disease.

These new findings bring the total number of C.W.D. cases in the state to 162.

The M.D.C. has tested more than 137,000 deer since the first cases were found in 2012.

Of the 46 new cases, 10 are from Ste. Genevieve County, 6 in Franklin County and one each in Jefferson and Perry counties.