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Wasting disease committee to hold first meeting


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A committee tasked with recommending changes to Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease plan is set to hold its first meeting.

The Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan Review Committee will convene in Madison on Oct. 27. The meeting will be open to the public.

The committee will hold two more meetings this fall before developing recommendations on how to deal with the disease over the next five years.

The Department of Natural Resources has been operating under a 15-year plan that expires in 2025. It calls for reducing local deer herds in isolated areas of infection but centers mostly on monitoring the disease's spread. The agency's board in December 2015 ordered a review of the plan amid concerns that the disease has been spreading unchecked.

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