Research team finds additional CWD prions at dump site of Beltrami County deer farm
May 21, 2021
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.