May 23, 2018 Cattle fed extremely high oral doses of chronic wasting disease (CWD)-infected brain material or kept in heavily prion-contaminated facilities for 10 years showed no neurological signs of the disease. The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory…Read More
GAME COMMISSION EXPANDS CWD RULES HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvanians who harvest deer anywhere in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia no longer may bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting…Read More
DEC and DAM to Implement Strongest Efforts in Nation to Combat CWD New York is the Only State to Eliminate CWD after Discovery in Wild Populations New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and New York…Read More
In Wisconsin, Chronic Wasting Disease s concentrated among white-tailed deer in southwestern and southeastern counties. Photo: USDA Agricultural Research Service New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease…Read More
What Chronic wasting disease (CWD) did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy investigation by National Institutes of Health scientists exploring risks to humans. CWD is a type of brain-damaging and fatal prion disease…Read More
Last Modified: Apr 26, 2018 Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period for the revised Chronic Wasting Disease Program Standards. On March 29, 2018, APHIS announced revised standards that…Read More
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Oneida County, in the Crescent Township. As required by law, this finding will renew Oneida County's existing baiting and…Read More
Contact(s): Bill Hogseth, wildlife biologist for Eau Claire and Chippewa counties, 715-839-3771 MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in western Eau Claire County, near the town…Read More
MDC REPORTS 33 CWD POSITIVES OUT OF NEARLY 24,500 SAMPLES TESTED News from the region: Statewide Joe Jerek Apr 06, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 33 new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) have…Read More
CWD Update 120 March 29, 2018 Announcements USDA-APHIS The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released the following notice on March 28, 2018 (https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/1e555fb): APHIS Revises Chronic Wasting Disease Program Standards The U.S. Department…Read More
1 CO /WY - Long-Term Research Shows Domestic Cattle Resist Oral Exposure to Chronic Wasting Disease
2 PA - GAME COMMISSION EXPANDS CWD RULES
3 NY - New York State Releases Final Plan to Minimize Risk of Chronic Wasting Disease for Deer and Moose Herds
4 WI - CWD prions discovered in soil near Wisconsin mineral licks for the first time
5 NIH study finds no chronic wasting disease transmissibility in macaques
6 APHIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Changes to the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program Standards
7 WI - Baiting and feeding ban renewed in Oneida County following new CWD detection
8 WI - CWD detection in a wild deer in Eau Claire County will result in a renewal of the baiting and feeding ban
9 MO - MDC REPORTS 33 CWD POSITIVES OUT OF NEARLY 24,500 SAMPLES TESTED
10 USGS CWD Update 120
What is CWD?
Welcome to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance's Website.
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.