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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Montana will test for CWD

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be sampling deer and elk for bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting CWD surveillance during the coming general big game season, according to a news release. (ANDY MANIS / Associated Press)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be sampling deer and elk for bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting CWD surveillance during the coming general big game season, according to a news release. (ANDY MANIS / Associated Press)
From staff reports

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be sampling deer and elk for bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting CWD surveillance during the coming general big game season, according to a news release.

Bovine TB is primarily a disease of cattle but can occasionally affect many other species of mammals, including – but rarely –humans. The disease has not been detected in wildlife in Montana since the early 1990s.

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