2 new Tennessee counties now positive for deer disease

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says two new Tennessee counties have had deer test positive for chronic wasting disease, and a third county has been classified high-risk.

The agency said in a news release Thursday that deer tested positive in Haywood and Chester counties in southwest Tennessee. The release said Lauderdale County was classified high-risk after a deer tested positive in Tipton County within 10 miles of the Lauderdale County line.

Approximately 400 deer tested positive in southwest Tennessee during the 2019-20 deer season, mostly from Hardeman and Fayette counties. Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties are also positive for the disease.

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1/17/2020 4:12:00 AM (GMT -5:00)