WPR News
12:47 pm
Fri January 9, 2004

No Conclusion Yet On Worland C-W-D Cases

Worland, WY – In the first year of testing for chronic wasting disease, the most intriguing cases were the two found south of Worland. These were odd because they were found a good distance away from where the disease had previously been identified. Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Veterinarian Terry Kreeger says the cases aren't necessarily significant and it's too soon to draw conclusions. Kreeger says officials have seen cases in other areas where chronic wasting showed up and then disappered and has not re-appeared in those locations. He says only time will tell what the significance is of the Worland cases. Kreeger says they plan on testing more deer and elk around Worland over the next three to five years. If there are more cases found, he says they could then say the disease is established in the Worland area.