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    A new study found that the targeted culling of deer prevents the rampant spread of chronic wasting disease to healthy deer.

    A new study found that the targeted culling of deer prevents the rampant spread of chronic wasting disease to healthy deer.

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      A new study found that the targeted culling of deer prevents the rampant spread of chronic wasting disease to healthy deer.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The effort to keep chronic wasting disease in check in Illinois is a success, report researchers Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, left, a wildlife veterinary epidemiologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey; U. of I. animal sciences professor Jan Novakofski; and postdoctoral researcher Michelle Green.

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  • To reach Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, call 217-333-6856; email nohram@illinois.edu. To reach Jan Novakofski, call 217-333-6181; email jnova@illinois.edu. The paper, “The Importance of Localized Culling in Stabilizing Chronic Wasting Disease Prevalence in White-Tailed Deer Populations,” is available online.