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Chronic wasting disease is an infectious disease

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is an emerging infectious disease that is fatal to free-ranging and captive animals in Cervidae (the deer family; referred to as “cervids”). Affected animals include deer, elk, moose, and reindeer. Once an animal is infected, CWD typically causes neurological damage that grows more severe until the host animal dies.

U.S. Geological Survey Web Links and Selected Publications

USGS Ecosystems CWD

USGS National Wildlife Health Center

USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

USGS Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

USGS Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit

USGS Publications Warehouse


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