11/14/2018 CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed a buck mule deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Deer Hunt Area 5. The deer was harvested south of Sundance. CWD has previously been documented in neighboring…Read More
Saint Paul, Minn - Chronic wasting disease was detected in four harvested samples from farmed deer at a quarantined farm in Crow Wing County. The farm has been under movement restrictions and monitored by the Board since December 2016 when two…Read More
Hunting Thu Nov 01 16:28:14 MDT 2018 A white-tailed buck harvested in southern Liberty County was found to be suspect for chronic wasting disease. In addition, a mule deer doe harvested within the CWD positive area in Carbon County was…Read More
Posted by Wyoming Game and Fish Department on 10/26/2018 CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed a buck deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Deer Hunt Area 169. The deer was harvested south of Kaycee.…Read More
By Lucas Bond, Oct 25, 2018 OREGON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that an adult female deer in Oregon County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). A landowner found a dead deer on their…Read More
Contact: U.P.: John Pepin, 906-226-1352 or Craig Albright, 906-789-8206; Statewide: Chad Stewart, 517-284-4745 Agency: Natural Resources Oct. 18, 2018 A 4-year-old doe killed on a deer damage shooting permit in Dickinson County’s Waucedah Township has tested positive for chronic wasting…Read More
Importation of whole carcasses from any member of the family Cervidae (e.g., deer, elk, moose, or reindeer/caribou) from any state, Canadian province, or foreign country outside of North Carolina is prohibited. Anyone transporting cervid carcass parts into North Carolina must…Read More
Animal health Québec, September 14, 2018 - On September 10, a case of chronic debilitating disease (CWD) of cervids was confirmed in the Laurentides region. This is the first case in Quebec. The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ)…Read More
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Fish and Wildlife Health Committee voted unanimously to adopt the “AFWA Best Management Practices for Prevention, Surveillance, and Management of Chronic Wasting Disease” at our meeting last week in Tampa, Florida. In addition,…Read More
1 WY - CWD found in a new deer hunt area near Sundance
2 MN - Deer farm infected with CWD in 2016 identifies additional cases
3 USGS CWD Update 121
4 MT - CWD samples from regions 4 and 5 come back suspect
5 WY - CWD found in new deer hunt area south of Kaycee
6 MO - MDC reports deer tests positive for CWD in Oregon county
7 MI - Deer tests positive for CWD in Dickinson County
8 NC - 2018–2019 RULES FOR IMPORTATION OF DEER CARCASSES AND CARCASS PARTS
9 Quebec - First case of chronic debilitating disease (CWD) of cervids in Quebec
10 AFWA adopts CWD management best practices document
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.