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Results back for Chronic Wasting Disease tests

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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY (KWWL) -

State officials say test results have come back negative for Chronic Wasting Disease in Iowa's deer herd.

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources collected tissue samples from more than 4,700 deer last year.

All tests were negative.

CWD is a neurological disease that can be fatal to deer.

The tests were done mostly in northeast Iowa after outbreaks in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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