Pulaski County’s first case of Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Officials say this case involves an adult male deer that was harvested by a hunter near Waynesville.

The disease affects the Deer’s brain and causes the animal to grow thin, act abnormally and eventually will kill the animal.

At this time there is no vaccine or cure for it.

Chronic Wasting Disease affects Deer throughout the Midwest.