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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
In Pennsylvania

Updated: June 21, 2008

Chronic Wasting Disease has NOT been detected in Pennsylvania. However, since CWD has been found in both New York and West Virginia Pennsylvania has a program in place to monitor deer and elk for the presence of CWD.


Year Deer Elk Positive
2002 558 0
2003 2,004 0
2004 3,613 0
2005 3,834 0
2006 4,260 0
2007 3,800 35 0
2008 39
Total 18,069 263 0


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