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Iron CWD committee organizes


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HURLEY — The group charged with recommending how Iron County should proceed with its effort to prevent chronic wasting disease from entering the county met for the first time Tuesday, choosing a chairman and selecting the basis for a mission statement.

CWD is a fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk, moose and other cervids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no known cure once animals are infected, and symptoms include weight loss, stumbling, drooling and aggression. There are no reported cases of human...

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