HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Agriculture officials say they have found the state's first case of chronic wasting disease on a central Pennsylvania deer farm.
The neurological illness is fatal in deer, elk and moose. Though it's contagious among animals, health authorities say there is no evidence the disease can be transmitted to humans.
State officials announced Thursday that the positive sample came from a white-tailed deer on a farm in New Oxford, Adams County.
Officials have quarantined that property plus a farm in Lycoming County and one in York County that are directly linked to the diseased deer.
Agriculture officials say they're moving aggressively to prevent chronic wasting disease from spreading to the state's captive and wild deer populations.
Pennsylvania is the 23rd state to have a confirmed case of the disease.