Officials say there is no known documented health risk to humans or livestock, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against eating contaminated meat.
Studies have suggested that nonhuman primates, such as monkeys, that eat infected meat or come into contact with an infected animal's body fluid could be at risk. The CDC said the research raises concern there could be a risk to people as well.
Officials say this is the second confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in Oklahoma. The first case happened in a farmed elk herd in Oklahoma County in 1998.
"The Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation are implementing emergency measures to monitor and protect the state's wild and farmed cervid herds and provide information to the public as it becomes available," - the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry said.