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Open Houses at Middle Creek Visitors Center to discuss Chronic Wasting Disease
In early April, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will hold two open houses at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area’s Visitors Center to help the public become better acquainted with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Late last month, the Game Commission established Disease Management Area 4 (DMA 4) in response to a CWD-positive deer detected at a captive deer farm in Lancaster County. DMA 4 encompasses 346 square miles in northeastern Lancaster County, southeastern Lebanon County and western Berks County.
CWD, which is always fatal to deer, elk and other cervids, attacks the brain, spreading from deer to deer through direct and indirect contact. There is no live test for CWD and no known cure.
The open houses will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Visitors Center, located at 100 Museum Road, Stevens PA 17578.
There is no evidence CWD can be transmitted to humans. However, it is recommended the venison of infected deer – or deer thought to be sick – not be consumed.
For more information on CWD, the rules applying within DMAs or what hunters can do to have harvested deer tested for CWD, visit the Game Commission’s website, Game Commission