Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in two more deer near Preston. The DNR received preliminary results of the positive tests late last week. The discovery is prompting the DNR to consider removing more deer from the area. Spokesman Lou Cornicelli says no final decisions will be made until after January 15th when a special hunt in the impacted zone concludes. Through January 7th, hunters killed about 575 deer in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone. Confirmation of the new cases would bring the total number of current CWD-positive deer to five. CWD is a fatal brain disease to deer, elk and moose but is not known to affect human health.