Alberta CWD News

Alberta’s Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) Rapid Test Laboratory – Detection of Prion Protein Using the Bio-Rad TeSeE® ELISA

Surveillance/Research Update Background Since the initiation of Alberta’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance program in 1996, two game-farmed cervids, a ranched elk at slaughter and a white-tailed deer that died on the farm have been diagnosed with CWD. Both animals were diagnosed in 2002. The detection of scrapie in an Read more…

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Locations Where CWD Was Found

The great majority of infected deer came from areas in eastern and east central Alberta in primary watersheds where the disease continues to occur. However, CWD was detected in WMU 252 (north of Mundare), WMU 501 (south of Cold Lake), and WMU 132 (south of Vulcan) for the first time.

1. Hwy 41 – S. Saskatchewan River valley
2. Hwy 1 – Near Medicine Hat
3. East of Hwy 884 along Red Deer River
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