The PA game commission says 25 wild deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease

05.16.17 | Terry Diener

Those 25 deer more than doubled the number of sick deer found in Disease Management Area 2 from 2012 to 2015.

The area includes parts of Bedford, Blair, Somerset, Fulton, Cambria, and Huntingdon counties.

The positive deer included 13 road-killed deer, 10 hunter-harvested deer, and two deer showing signs consistent with the disease.

Chronic wasting disease fatally attacks the brains of infected deer, elk and moose.