Oct. 01, 2018

HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced he will host a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association.

The event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., at the club, located at 4190 Wood Drive, Walnutport.

“I’m pleased to offer this opportunity for my constituents to learn more about CWD,” Mako said. “Almost 6,000 square miles in the Commonwealth are designated disease management areas. In these portions of Pennsylvania, a variety of restrictions have been implemented to stop the spread of the disease. I urge anyone who is available to come to this important seminar in order to gather more information.”

CWD is a contagious, always-fatal disease that infects deer and elk in Pennsylvania. It is transmitted both directly through animal-to-animal contact and indirectly through food and soil contaminated with bodily secretions including feces, urine and saliva. No evidence exists that CWD is transmissible to humans or traditional livestock.

A representative from the Pennsylvania Game Commission will speak about CWD, how the agency is working to contain it and what residents and sportsmen can do to help. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer segment.

Targets and other sportsmen information will be offered.

To reserve a seat, please visit Mako’s website at RepMako.com or call one of his district offices at 610-502-2701 or 610-760-9805.

The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.

Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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