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Chronic Wasting Disease detected in 53 deer in Western Maryland

Map of chronic wasting disease management area in Allegany and Washington counties

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has re- ported that 53 white-tailed deer sampled within Allegany and Washington counties in 2021 tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurodegenerative disease found in deer and elk. 

All of Maryland’s positive samples were found within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area.

“Chronic wasting disease continues to spread both regionally and nationally, and . . .