JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission found that a deadly disease to deer and other wildlife is more prevalent than initially thought.
According to the AGFC, 18 deer and a single elk tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Tissue samples were collected from 49 animals in about 125,000 acres of land and tested at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
The testing comes after some animals were found with chronic wasting disease near Buffalo National River in February.
The state now has 22 confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease, mainly in northwest Arkansas.
Arkansans are urged to call in reports of sick deer and elk by calling 800-482-9262 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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