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
February 21, 2018 Samples Found Within Existing Management Area The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has received laboratory confirmation that 10 white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany and Washington counties tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disease found in…Read More
Action Taken in Response to Disease Discovery in Roadkill Whitetail Deer AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved expansion of the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) Panhandle Containment Zone following the discovery of the disease earlier this year…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
1 APHIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Changes to the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program Standards
2 WI - Baiting and feeding ban renewed in Oneida County following new CWD detection
3 WI - CWD detection in a wild deer in Eau Claire County will result in a renewal of the baiting and feeding ban
4 MO - MDC REPORTS 33 CWD POSITIVES OUT OF NEARLY 24,500 SAMPLES TESTED
5 USGS CWD Update 120
6 MD - Ten Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
7 TX - Parks and Wildlife Commission Expands CWD Containment Zone in Panhandle
8 WI - CWD-Positive Deer Found on Washington County Farm
9 Moose dies of CWD for 1st time in Finland
10 CWD Update
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.