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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- It appears that chronic wasting disease has NOT infected Utah's elk and deer populations.
Wildlife officials say they are pleased with test results, gathered from deer shot by hunters during the fall, which showed no sign of the deadly and fast-spreading ailment.
The disease has appeared in Colorado and Wyoming, as well as other states.
So far, there's no proof that the disease can be spread from deer or elk to humans.
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