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
A whitetail buck and a mule deer doe, taken during the 2017 deer gun season from unit 3F2 in southwestern North Dakota, have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the state Game…Read More
LINCOLN, Neb. – The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has been detected for the first time in the southwestern Nebraska counties of Chase, Dundy, Hayes, Frontier and Franklin, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Commission…Read More
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received confirmation that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northeast Lincoln County, south of Rhinelander. As required by law, this finding will establish baiting and feeding bans for…Read More
A Chronic Wasting Disease Working Group was established in response to a charge by Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission to develop recommendations on further steps and actions to substantially mitigate or eliminate CWD in Michigan. The Working Group met on three…Read More
1 Pennsylvania - Deer on Bedford County Hunting Preserve, Lancaster County Breeding Farm Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
2 Virginia - 16 New CWD Positive White-Tailed Deer In Northwest Virginia
3 Mississippi - Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in a Mississippi White-tailed Deer
4 Montana - Sage Creek CWD Hunt at 113 Deer
5 Iowa - Fatal deer disease confirmed in Wayne County – first case in wild deer outside northeast Iowa
6 Pennsylvania - CWD Test results continue to come in
7 North Dakota - Two Deer Test Positive for CWD
8 Nebraska - Sampling of deer results in 203 positives for CWD
9 Wisconsin - First CWD detection in Lincoln County will result in baiting and feeding ban in Lincoln and Langlade Counties
10 Michigan's CWD Working Group Recommendations
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.