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Chronic Wasting Disease Gets Closer To Idaho

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M. W. Miller, Colorado Division of Wildlife
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A white-tailed deer showing symptoms of chronic wasting disease, is shown in this undated file photo provided by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Five cases of chronic wasting disease were confirmed this spring in Montana, close to the Idaho panhandle. While not affecting humans, the disease means a horrible death for deer and elk. It’s similar to mad cow disease and there is no cure. What is it and how is Idaho Fish and Game trying to keep it out of the Gem State?

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.