Deer disease meeting to be held in Peosta

PEOSTA, Iowa (KWWL) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will discuss the effects of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Peosta on March 25.

The discussion is open to the public. It will focus on options going forward.

“This is an opportunity to discuss the disease and the issues around it directly with our hunters, where we go from here, and how we work together to slow the spread,” said Terry Haindfield, wildlife biologist for the Iowa DNR who is leading the effort to combat CWD.

CWD is a neurological disease that attacks the brain of infected deer. It can cause the deer to lose weight, act abnormally, lose body functions and eventually die.

The disease is always fatal to the infected animal.

In December, a tissue sample was collected from a road killed dear 2.5 miles southeast of Dubuque. It tested positive for CWD, making it the first deer in Dubuque County to test positive.

Wild deer have tested positive for CWD in Dubuque, Allamakee, Clayton and Davis counties.

For more information about CWD, visit:


March 25 at 7 p.m.

Peosta Community Center

7896 Burds Road


Olivia Schmitt

Olivia Schmitt

Morning Reporter at KWWL
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