First Manitoba case of chronic wasting disease reported; hunting banned in region where deer was found

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In a recent news release, officials in Manitoba reported the province's first case of chronic wasting disease. This incurable neurodegenerative disorder affects the nervous system of large game animals. 

An immediate hunting ban was placed on caribou, moose, deer, and elk in the area where the infected deer was found as a precautionary measure to prevent further spread. 

Full text of this news release can be accessed here:

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