After Chronic Wasting Disease struck deer in nearby states, Alabama is expanding its efforts to monitor the state’s deer herd.
Al.com reports that the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is increasing Chronic Wasting Disease sampling surveillance efforts in northwest Alabama.
The effort comes after deer in nearby Mississippi and Tennessee counties tested positive for the disease. The deer were discovered about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the Alabama border.
So far in Alabama, more than 8,000 deer have been tested with no deer testing positive for the disease.
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