Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) of Deer and Elk
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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cervids such as mule deer, white-tailed deer, and elk. It is known as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). Other TSEs include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans.
In Canada, CWD is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
What information is available?
- Fact Sheet
- Herd Certification
- Herds infected in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and since 1996
- What to expect if your animals may be infected
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