Workshop in Embrun on fatal deer disease

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, October 24, 2018

Ontario government officials and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters are offering a two-hour workshop on chronic wasting disease, which was recently found in Quebec.

The disease is fatal to deer. It is highly infectious and animals that catch it are declared unfit to eat, though there is a lack of evidence about whether it can be passed on to humans.

It was identified in one sick animal on a deer farm north of Montebello, but so far it has not been found in wild deer.

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