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Chronic wasting disease is found in deer, elk and moose. It is slow-acting and progressive neurologic disease that ultimately results in death of the animal.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is offering hunters recommendations after a deer legally harvested in Fairfax County tested positive for a deadly, progressive neurological disease.

The deer was found to have chronic wasting disease (CWD), which officials describe as an incurable disease found in deer, elk and moose that is slow-acting and ultimately results in the death of the animal.

The disease-causing agent, called a prion, is spread through the urine, feces, and saliva of infected animals. Infected animals may not develop any symptoms of CWD for several months to over a year after exposure. Officials say clinical signs of CWD may be staggering, abnormal posture, lowered head, drooling, confusion, and marked weight loss.

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