CWD in WV..

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    Romney, W.Va. (AP) — All of Hampshire County is now designated as a chronic wasting disease containment area.

    The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said Monday that 12 deer tested in the county in the spring tested positive for the disease.

    Another 15 deer killed during the fall 2009 hunting season also tested positive.

    Chronic wasting disease affects the brains and nervous systems of deer and elk.

    A total 74 deer have tested positive for the disease since the first case was confirmed in 2005.

    All the cases have been in Hampshire County.

    (Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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