Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Chronic wasting disease. Deer photo by NGPC. This deadly infection affects ungulates, such as white-tail deer and elk. Although no infection has been connected to humans, it is unclear if humans are susceptible. Learn more about this costly disease by visiting the links below.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a prion based diseased that affects the neurological health of its victims.

CWD affects deer, elk, and moose (cervids).

CWD Timeline

Pre-2005--only found west of Illinois

New York--2005


West Virginia--2005, 2006,

As of 04/2007 all New England states are CWD free (Source: Connecticut Wildlife March/April 2007. p. 16).

Iowa-April, 2014


Chronic Wasting Disease in California--California F&G Dept.

Chronic Wasting Disease Testing--Texas Animal Health

Chronic Wasting Disease--CWD Alliance Website HTML Very Comprehensive site.

Chronic Wasting Disease--Iowa DNR

Chronic Wasting Disease--National Wildlife Health Center

Chronic Wasting Disease--Nebraska Game & Parks Info 

CWD Potential for Human Infection--Journal of Emerging Infec. Dis. HTML


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