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Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park announced this week that a mule deer buck inside the park's borders has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The detection is a first for the park, which has previously managed to dodge the always-fatal disease despite its presence in the three states that neighbor Yellowstone.

In a Tuesday press release, the park said that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department tested the carcass of a radio-collared mule deer that died in the southeastern section of the park near Yellowstone Lake. The release notes that there's "no effective strategy to eradicate [CWD] once it'...

 

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