JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) recently received Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive test results from two hunter-harvested deer from Tippah and Alcorn counties.
These are the first CWD-positive detections for these counties.
The samples are considered “suspect positive” through initial testing and will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, for final confirmation.
Since February 2018, 78 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected across eight counties.
To further test, the MDWFP is still relying on hunter-harvested deer for the remainder of the 2020-21 hunting season.