Legislators look to study Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania

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Chronic Wasting Disease

     Pennsylvania State Rep John Joyce is co-sponsoring a bill to provide funding for a study of Chronic Wasting Disease.  Over the last several decades the deadly illness has spread to 24 states in the U.S.  A growing number of deer, elk, moose and similar animals, (of the cervid fmily), have been documented as falling ill to the disease.  Some experts have also expressed a fear that the neurodegenerative disease could eventually spread to humans.

     Legislators hope the study could result in a cure for the disease.  Another plan some have suggested is killing off large populations of the animals to help slow the spread. 

     To read the full Bill follow the link below:

https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr837/BILLS-116hr837ih.xml

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