Wyoming Wildlife Officers are Checking for Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Wyo. Bart Kroger, an agency biologist says it takes about 10 days to get test results, which hunters can then check online.

According to Kroger, the disease is showing up in less than 5 percent of tested animals in hunting areas around ten sleep.

The disease is fatal and strikes the central nervous system of deer, elk, and moose.

Officials say that animals in the early stages of the disease may appear to be healthy.

They also say there are no known cases of humans contracting the disease from eating infected animals, but U.S. and International Health agencies advise against consuming them.