Chronic Wasting Disease Suspected in Marshall County Mississippi White-tailed Deer
12/6/2018 3:16:02 PM

JACKSON – A free-range, 1.5 year-old male white-tailed deer collected on November 23, 2018 in Marshall County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from initial testing.  This is the first animal to test positive for the disease in Marshall County.  A sample will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa for an additional, definitive test. 

MDWFP encourages hunters to assist with CWD monitoring efforts by voluntarily submitting samples for testing.  A list of CWD sample collection locations can be found on

For more information regarding CWD in Mississippi, visit our website at or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at


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