Arizona officials say no deer and elk have disease - New York News

Arizona officials say no deer and elk have disease

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PHOENIX (AP) - Wildlife officials in Arizona say tests conducted on elk and deer have found no indication of chronic wasting disease.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says more than 1,200 deer and elk were tested.

Chronic wasting disease is a neurological disease spread among deer through physical contact or contact with soil containing the waste of an infected deer.

Symptoms include weight loss, excessive salivation, trembling and behavioral changes such as listlessness, a lowered head and walking in circles.

Online: www.azgfd.gov/w_c/diseases_chronic_wasting.shtml

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

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