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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 1:44 pm, Wed May 15, 2013.

A deadly brain disorder affecting deer, moose and elk is on the region’s doorstep, and its spread could be impossible to stop.

Chronic wasting disease, a progressive condition that can remain idle for years before killing the infected animal, has been found in deer 25 miles from the Shenandoah National Park’s northern border, said park biologist Rolf Gubler. The park stretches northeast from outside Waynesboro to Front Royal.

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