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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): Just the Facts

January 1, 2002

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has appeared widely in the media lately, but has actually been around for a while. It was first recognized in Colorado in 1967, in a captive research herd of mule deer. Its rapid expansion, to include eight states and two provinces by the year 2002, has created a crisis.

Publication Year 2002
Title Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): Just the Facts
DOI 10.3133/fs07402
Authors Thomas J. Roffe, Dick Jachowski
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 074-02
Index ID fs07402
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center