British Columbia: B-C says it will kill 25 deer to test for chronic wasting disease in the Kootenay region after two deer samples in the area tested positive for the fatal condition earlier this year.
Chronic wasting disease is an infectious and fatal disease that impacts deer, elk, moose and caribou.
The province says the harvest will be restricted to within 10 kilometers of the positive cases, and will help provincial wildlife experts determine if there are more cases in the area.
It says there have been no cases of the disease in humans, but Health Canada and the World Health Organization recommend people not eat meat or other parts of an animal infected with chronic wasting disease to prevent any risk of transmission.
(The Canadian Press)

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