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CWD was found for the first time in Michigan's upper peninsula

A map of the CWD management zone and core area of ​​Michigan's upper peninsula. The first CWD positive deer in the UP group was found this fall in Waucedah Township in Dickinson County, left center of the CWD Core Area. A white-deer deer shot this fall in Dickinson County, Michigan, tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the first documented case of fatal heart disease in the state's upper peninsula. The finding was announced Thursday by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The Agency said it took immediate action to address the situation on the Upper Peninsula. In the short term, government officials will increase CWD testing and conduct active monitoring to better understand where the disease is, says Russ Mason, MD of the MDNR Wildlife Division. The agency's goal is to determine if CWD-positive deer is an individual outlier or if there are more deer infected in the area. The sick animal, a 4 year old, was killed on a farm in the Waucedah Township, about 4 miles north of the Wisconsin-Michigan border, according to John Pepin, deputy public information officer of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The location is about 10 miles east of Niagara, Wisconsin and 15 miles east of Iron Mountain, Michigan. The deer is being farmed and submitted for testing. The CWD positive result was confirmed at the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in East Lansing and the US Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. Michigan's first CWD positive animal was…

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