>>Chronic Wasting Disease Remains Issue in Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg, PA) -- State officials are warning hunters to be on the lookout for deer that might have Chronic Wasting Disease, also known as Zombie Deer Disease, as hunting season gets underway. While there is no evidence that it can be spread to humans and there have been no reported cases of infections in people, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding says hunters can protect themselves and their families, or those they've donated venison to, from risks associated with the disease. You can place your deer's head in a PA Game Commission collection container to submit it for CWD testing. You should also report any sightings of sick or abnormal-acting wild deer or elk to the PA Game Commission.