First Louisiana case of deadly deer disease found in Tensas
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities say Louisiana’s first case of a slowly developing but always lethal deer disease has been confirmed in a deer killed in Tensas Parish. The parish borders Mississippi, where more than 100 cases of chronic wasting disease have been confirmed since 2018.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries did not say how far from the state line the deer was shot.