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Both Texas and Montana officials have reported new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in previously unaffected parts of their states, while Mississippi is noting a CWD increase in its deer population.

CWD-positive deer in south Texas

In Texas, CWD was confirmed in a free-ranging 5-year-old white-tailed doe between Del Rio and Amistad Reservoir, signaling the first detection of the disease in Val Verde County, which is in south central Texas along the Rio Grande.

CWD has not been detected in any neighboring county, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) data.

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