JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State road workers are helping wildlife officials monitor Chronic Wasting Disease.
This fatal disease affects cervids such as deer.
Cases have been reported in Pontotoc, Marshall and Issaquena counties.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) set a goal to sample 5,000 deer for the disease throughout the state during the current hunting season.
Mississippi Department of Transportation maintenance workers are helping by alerting wildlife officials about roadkill.
MDWFP has also established drop off locations throughout the state, which allows hunters to submit deer for sampling.
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