Two Counties likely will be added to the list of Michigan counties where chronic wasting disease has been found. The disease is a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, muledeer, elk and moose.
A 2 year old buck in Carmel Township in Eaton County and a 4 year old buck in Gratiot County are suspected positive for the disease.
As of Saturday, the Department of Natural Resources has tested more that 16,000 deere this year with 20 of those confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.
When harvesting a deer the DNR said hunters should have their deer checked.
To date, there have been no reported cases of the disease in people.