Hunters applaud province for addressing disease that could devastate deer

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By Krystalle Ramlakhan, CBC News Ottawa, October 8, 2018

Ontario hunters concerned about a disease threatening the province's deer population say they're pleased to hear the government is taking steps to halt its spread.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of deer, elk, moose and caribou. One recent case was confirmed in Quebec, just 15 kilometres from the Ontario border, leading to a massive deer cull in that province.

So far, however, it hasn't been found in wild Ontario deer.