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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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EL PASO, Texas — The mayor of a Texas border city declared a state of emergency Saturday over concerns about the community’s ability to handle an anticipated influx of migrants across the Southern border.

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser issued the state of emergency declaration to allow the city on the U.S. border with Mexico to tap into additional resources that are expected to become necessary after Title 42 expulsions end on Dec. 21, the El Paso Times reported.

Leeser had previously resisted issuing an emergency declaration, but said he was moved to action by the sight of people on downtown streets with temperatures dipping below freezing, the Times reported.
“That’s not the way we want to treat people,” Leeser said during a news conference Saturday evening.