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Research team finds additional CWD prions at dump site of Beltrami County deer farm


The discovery of a carcass of a CWD positive deer on a farm in Beltrami County represents the furthest north the disease has been detected in Minnesota. Forum News Service/file photo

A team led by University of Minnesota researchers using forensic science techniques has documented the presence of prions that cause chronic wasting disease at a remote Beltrami County site where a nearby deer farm discarded white-tailed deer carcasses.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health in early April confirmed a 3-year-old whitetail doe on a Beltrami County deer farm had tested positive for CWD. The case marked the farthest north in Minnesota the fatal deer disease had been confirmed in Minnesota.


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