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Chronic wasting disease found in four more Arkansas counties

DALTON, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports chronic wasting disease in deer in four more counties. 

The commission on Friday reported the disease in deer harvested in Randolph, Crawford, Franklin, and Van Buren counties. 

The commission said the case in Randolph County in northeastern Arkansas is about 25 miles from a confirmed case in southern Missouri, but no confirmed cases have been reported in adjoining Arkansas counties. 

Crawford, Franklin, and Van Buren counties in western Arkansas all are adjacent to counties where the disease has previously been found and are within the state’s chronic wasting management zone. 

There are no reported cases of the disease in humans, but it is recommended that meat from infected animals not be eaten.

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