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DNR holds meeting in Cadillac to educate residents of Chronic Wasting Disease

Residents were able to learn the signs of Chronic Wasting Disease during a public engagement meeting in Wexford County. CWD is a fatal central nervous system disease found in deer, elk and moose.

WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Northern Michigan residents had the chance to learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease.

CWD is a fatal central nervous system disease found in deer, elk and moose.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources hosted a meeting Wednesday at the Wexford Civic Center to educate people.

There is no known cure for the CWD.

The DNR said the disease has been found in about 60 deer in Michigan, but none in northern Michigan.

"I think everybody wants to know more about the science, about the biology of the disease. How it's spread, how we can prevent it and how we can recognize it in animals in our own backyard if it was to show up," said Cadillac residents Mark Johnson. "We don't want this in our deer herd. We don't want it to be present in more counties than this right now. So we have to do our part as hunters to find out what we can do to help."

The DNR will be holding more public meetings about CWD around the state of Michigan through May.

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