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Deer found near Jefferson County elementary school tests positive for CWD

An adult doe found found near a Jefferson County elementary school has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. (AP file photo)

BROOKVILLE – An adult doe found found near a Jefferson County elementary school has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

“We did detect a CWD-positive (deer) 0.6 miles from the school,” Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau said Thursday.

Officials said the deer was located along a stretch of Route 322 near Pinecreek Elementary School.

As of Jan. 19, the Game Commission said 51 deer from the 2017-18 hunting season had tested positive for CWD in the Disease Management Areas.

Jefferson County is located in DMA 3.

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