CWD on the Rise in Nebraska
In most states that have chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the wild, local wildlife biologists will work with hunters to test harvested game for the disease. In Nebraska testing for CWD started in 1997 and last year saw a record 51 samples testing positive for the disease. Omaha.com has a write up on the testing program.
“CWD is not a human health concern regardless of the incidence rate," said Scott Taylor, the commission’s interim wildlife manager. “In general, as a precaution, we recommend that people don’t eat wildlife showing signs of disease from any source." Game and Parks officials collected 3,645 lymph node samples from deer killed during the November firearm season.