Aug. 9, 2018 At today’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, the commission approved a series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease. The action came after months of commission members…Read More
F&G commission approves new rules to prevent chronic wasting disease from entering Idaho By Roger Phillips, Public Information Specialist Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:29 AM MDT The disease has never been found in Idaho At its July 26 meeting in…Read More
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection sent this bulletin at 06/25/2018 04:21 PM CDT DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Elk in Sauk County Contact: Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wi.gov MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection…Read More
News from the region: Statewide By Joe Jerek, Jun 12, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded its restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer to seven new counties in response to finding…Read More
June 21, 2018 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that a 3-year-old doe in Spring Arbor Township (Jackson County) is suspected positive for chronic wasting disease. CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer,…Read More
06/08/2018 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that three captive deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania, bringing the total to 49 since the disease was discovered in Pennsylvania in 2012. The disease…Read More
Release Date: June 18, 2018 Media Contacts: Leeann Duwe, Communications Specialist, 608-224-5005 Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Marinette County has…Read More
DATCP Confirms Chronic Wasting Disease at Depopulated Iowa County Deer Farm Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection sent this bulletin at 06/11/2018 08:07 AM CDT DATCP Confirms Chronic Wasting Disease at Depopulated Iowa County Deer Farm Release Date:…Read More
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been identified in one reindeer in a captive herd in northern Illinois. Affecting cervids (members of the deer family), CWD is a prion disease that causes brain and nerve issues and has proved…Read More
Release Date: June 1, 2018 Media Contacts: Leeann Duwe, Communications Specialist, 608-224-5005 Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has quarantined a deer farm in Dane County and an elk farm in Richland…Read More
1 MI - Natural Resources Commission approves deer regulations related to chronic wasting disease
2 ID - F&G commission approves new rules to prevent chronic wasting disease from entering Idaho
3 WI - DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Elk in Sauk County
4 MO - MDC EXPANDS DEER FEEDING BAN TO MORE COUNTIES IN RESPONSE TO CWD
5 MI - First case of chronic wasting disease suspected in Jackson County
6 PA - Two Deer on Blair County Hobby Farm, One on Lancaster County Breeding Farm Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
7 WI - DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Deer in Marinette County
8 WI - DATCP Confirms Chronic Wasting Disease at Depopulated Iowa County Deer Farm
9 IL - CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE (CWD) FOUND IN A CAPTIVE REINDEER IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS
10 DATCP Quarantines Dane County Deer Farm and Richland County Elk Farm due to Positive CWD Results
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.