Twelve Counties in Tennessee have been impacted by CWD
Tennessee now has twelve counties affected by chronic wasting disease.
On Friday, Lauderdale County was added to the list, as well as Henderson County.
Recently, a hunter harvested a deer in Madison County; the location of that deer was close to Henderson, thus making Henderson a high-risk county.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is very concerned about these counties in western Tennessee due to their close proximity of the Mississippi River.
“This news may seem like CWD matters are getting worse, however, agency biologists were not taken by surprise with these developments. National CWD experts warned agency staff to anticipate finding the disease as far as 200 air miles from the initial detections in Hardeman and Fayette counties in 2018 since prevalence was already high in the counties,” TWRA’s Chuck Yoest stated, according to News Channel 9.
TWRA is working around the clock to stop the spread. Officials have banned supplemental feeding in areas where CWD is either confirmed or the risk is high.
Story via Richard Simmons at News Channel 9