Wildlife officials say they found no more signs of chronic wasting disease in an elk herd in Burnett County.

In August of 2019, the herd at the breeding farm tested positive for CWD and was put under quarantine.

The herd was depopulated on April 23.

Other than the initial CWD-positive, none of the remaining five elk tested positive for the disease.

CWD is described as a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk and moose caused by an infectious protein called a prion that affects the animal’s brain, and testing for CWD can only be performed after the animal’s death. DATCP regulates deer farms for registration, recordkeeping, disease testing, movement and permit requirements.