(AP) – Mississippi says it’s identified 40 deer infected orprobably infected with a deadly brain disease. The state is asking for huntersto continue providing samples.
Nearly all infected and suspected deer were in northMississippi, including 25 killed or found in Benton County and 10 in adjacentMarshall County. But two were about 160 miles (257 kilometers) away inwest-central Issaquena County, which lies along the Mississippi River.
Panola, Pontotoc and Tallahatchie counties had one each.
State wildlife official Russ Walsh says the department hopeshunters provide hundreds more to test by the end of January.