New York reacts to deer disease in Ohio

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is tightening rules on hunters bringing in game from Ohio after a confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in a deer.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says they are now prohibiting people from importing into the state certain parts of white-tailed deer, elk and moose taken in Ohio.

The move comes after Ohio officials confirmed a case of the highly contagious disease in a white-tailed deer on a deer farm.

The fatal disease attacks the brain of the infected animal. It hasn’t been shown to infect humans.

New York officials say hunters of white-tailed deer, elk or moose in Ohio and Pennsylvania must remove a specified list of parts from the animal before the carcass can be imported into New York.

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