Chronic Wasting Disease has been confirmed in 26 Missouri free-ranging deer with 6 in Adair County, 19 in Macon County, and 1 in Cole County. CWD has also been confirmed in 11 captive deer in Macon and Linn counties.
Learn about a few of the more common parasites and unusual conditions that people, especially hunters, might observe in deer: chronic wasting disease, cutaneous fibromas, hemorrhagic disease, Lyme disease, nasal bot flies and tapeworms.
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