Alberta CWD News

More CWD Cases Found

EDMONTON – Twenty-four more cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Alberta’s wild deer, the Sustainable Resource Development of Alberta announced Tuesday. The results, from a 2007-2008 testing program, bring the province’s count of the disease up to 53 cases. CWD affects the central nervous system and causes Read more…

Testing Completed for Chronic Wasting Disease Winter Program – Nine more cases found in Alberta’s wild deer

Edmonton… Alberta’s chronic wasting disease control program has identified nine additional infected deer out of more than 1,400 collected from the final winter target area in east-central Alberta. Between March 15 and 27, 600 mule deer and 801 white-tailed deer were collected from high-risk areas east of Wainwright, near Edgerton Read more…

Expanded Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Discovers Three More Cases: Results include Alberta’s first case in white-tailed deer

Edmonton: As a result of the provincial wildlife disease response program, three more wild deer in the Empress area of Alberta have been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease. The additional testing was required for high-risk, disease-control areas due to the detection of several earlier cases of chronic wasting disease. 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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