Fish & Wildlife - Region 5 Tuesday, March 06, 2018 BILLINGS — The number of deer in southern Carbon County with chronic wasting disease generally is low enough to warrant no substantial immediate changes in management. Of the 400 deer harvested by hunters…Read More
Release Date: March 8, 2018 Media Contact: Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, [email protected] MADISON – A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Washington County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced today.…Read More
The chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in a moose or European elk (Alces alces) for the first time ever in Finland. The disease was diagnosed in Kuhmo in a 15-year old moose that had died naturally, said a…Read More
U.S. Congress Representative Ron Kind (WI) introduced H.R.4454 – Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act on November 21, 2017. Details, including bill text, can be found at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4454. Senator Jon Tester (MT) introduced S.2252 – Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act on…Read More
Deer on Bedford County Hunting Preserve, Lancaster County Breeding Farm Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that two additional captive deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania,…Read More
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was confirmed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) in 14 deer in Frederick County and two deer in Shenandoah County during the 2017 deer hunting season. Fifteen of the deer were harvested…Read More
JACKSON – A white-tailed deer collected on January 25, 2018, in Issaquena County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The deer was a 4.5-year-old male that died of natural causes and was reported to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife,…Read More
Hunting - Region 4 Thursday, February 08, 2018 At the end of the fifth weekend of the Sage Creek Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt in northern Liberty County, hunters have checked in 113 mule deer. So far 109 of the deer…Read More
A hunter-harvested adult doe taken in southeast Wayne County during the first shotgun deer season has tested positive for the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). This is the first hunter-harvested wild deer outside of northeast Iowa to test positive…Read More
HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania’s statewide deer seasons have come to a close, and within the next several weeks, final chronic wasting disease test results will return from deer harvested by hunters in the 2017-18 seasons. The Pennsylvania Game Commission collects samples…Read More
1 MT - CWD prevalence mostly below threshold for more management
2 WI - CWD-Positive Deer Found on Washington County Farm
3 Moose dies of CWD for 1st time in Finland
4 CWD Update
5 Pennsylvania - Deer on Bedford County Hunting Preserve, Lancaster County Breeding Farm Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
6 Virginia - 16 New CWD Positive White-Tailed Deer In Northwest Virginia
7 Mississippi - Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in a Mississippi White-tailed Deer
8 Montana - Sage Creek CWD Hunt at 113 Deer
9 Iowa - Fatal deer disease confirmed in Wayne County – first case in wild deer outside northeast Iowa
10 Pennsylvania - CWD Test results continue to come in
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.