Two More Michigan Deer Test Positive For Chronic Wasting Disease

A deadly disease is spreading among Michigan’s deer population.

The DNR says they found two new cases of chronic wasting disease, one in Ingham County and one in Clinton County.

That brings the total number of deer found with chronic wasting disease up to seven.

Chronic wasting disease is a neurological disease that can spread between the deer, elk and moose species.

So far the disease hasn’t been found in humans.

Landowners can help by applying for a disease control permit with the DNR by calling (517) 336-5030, or by allowing U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services sharpshooter to access their property to collect samples.