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Members in the News: Meeting Held Regarding Deer Chronic Wasting Disease

State Representatives Curt Hanson of Fairfield, Mary Gaskill of Ottumwa and Kurt Swam of Bloomfield  hosted  a public forum for individuals who had questions concerning Deer Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which was discovered in Davis County earlier this summer.

The first sign Chronic Wasting Disease in Iowa was discovered at a hunting preserve in Davis County this summer. CWD is a neurological disease that only affects deer, elk and moose.  It is caused by an abnormal protein which affects the brains of infected animals, causing them to lose weight, display abnormal behavior and lose bodily functions.

To watch the video coverage of the meeting go to: http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=808297#.UGyVxlHAGSl

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