ECRU, Miss. (WTVA) - The second case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mississippi was confirmed in November 2018.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is asking deer hunters to voluntarily submit samples of their deer meat.
There will be a drop-off station on Jan. 6 at the Highway 465 and 61 junction at the Onward Store.
Officials are urging the public to have their deer meat tested before consumption.
“Chronic wasting disease is a disease that affects deer and other deer-like animals," MDWFP Wildlife Biologist Rick Hamrick said. “As of right now, there has been no confirmed link to any human health concern. But again, there is still a lot of things we don’t know about the disease. So again, we urge caution.”
- Deer hunters are being asked to take caution with Chronic Wasting Disease
- Chronic Wasting Disease suspected in Marshall County deer
- Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease
- 3 more cases of chronic wasting disease found in Mississippi
- UPDATE: Meeting scheduled to talk deer disease
- Highway workers helping monitor deer disease
- Gun season for deer hunters begins in Mississippi
- Mississippi announces dead deer found with fatal disease
- Deer disease found in 2 more Mississippi counties