The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has diagnosed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a free-ranging reindeer from the Nordfjella population in South-Norway. CWD is a lethal disease in cervids. The disease is well known in North America; however this is the first…Read More
AUSTIN – Two new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Texas captive deer, including the first confirmed from a live test tonsillar biopsy sample, have been validated. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC)…Read More
JASPER – Six more deer from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s chronic wasting disease sampling effort have turned up positive, according to the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Madison. This brings the total of CWD-positive cases of Arkansas deer and…Read More
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has received 27 more positive cases of chronic wasting disease from a recent batch of samples taken in northern Newton County. This brings the total number of CWD-positive deer and elk cases…Read More
LITTLE ROCK – Bad news continues to roll in from north Arkansas amid the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s efforts to find the prevalence rate of chronic wasting disease in the area where the disease initially was detected. Results from last…Read More
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has received laboratory confirmation that five white-tailed deer harvested in Allegany County tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disease in deer, bringing the total overall cases to 11. Four of the five…Read More
LITTLE ROCK – A second white-tailed deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The disease is fatal to deer and elk.The second positive CWD test came from a deer north of Mt.…Read More
Landowner assistance critical to continued management of deadly disease The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed two additional free-ranging deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk…Read More
After considering public comments and feedback and updating its draft chronic wasting disease plan the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is again seeking public comments. Cheyenne - After considering public comments and feedback and updating its draft chronic wasting disease plan…Read More
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sampled more than 3,100 deer for chronic wasting disease statewide in 2015. In all, 290 positive detections were made, primarily within the endemic area in southern Wisconsin. For 2015 sampling and prevalence data…Read More
1 The first detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Europe
2 New CWD Cases Discovered at Captive Deer Breeding Facilities
3 Six more cases of CWD found in Newton County
4 Chronic wasting disease results climb to 50
5 First batch of target tests reveals 19 additional CWD-positive cervids
6 Five Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
7 Arkansas: Third case of chronic wasting disease confirmed near Mt. Sherman
8 Michigan confirms additional CWD-positive free-ranging, white-tailed deer, bringing the total to seven
9 Game and Fish opens up additional round of public comments on draft of updated CWD plan
10 With help from Wisconsin's hunters, sampling results provide current snapshot of CWD in Wisconsin
What is CWD?
Welcome to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance's web site.
The mission of the CWD Alliance is to promote responsible and accurate communications regarding CWD, and to support strategies that effectively control CWD to minimize its impact on wild, free-ranging cervids including deer, elk, and moose.
The CWD Alliance and its partner organizations are committed to providing timely, scientifically accurate information regarding chronic wasting disease, its impacts on wildlife and humans, and recommendations for its control.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible neurological disease of deer and elk that produces small lesions in brains of infected animals. It is characterized by loss of body condition, behavioral abnormalities and death. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep.