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Chronic wasting disease—Status, science, and management support by the U.S. Geological Survey

March 1, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) investigates chronic wasting disease (CWD) at multiple science centers and cooperative research units across the Nation and supports the management of CWD through science-based strategies. CWD research conducted by USGS scientists has three strategies: (1) to understand the biology, ecology, and causes and distribution of CWD; (2) to assess and predict the spread and persistence of CWD in wildlife and the environment; and (3) to develop tools for early detection, diagnosis, surveillance, and control of CWD.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Chronic wasting disease—Status, science, and management support by the U.S. Geological Survey
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171138
Authors Christina M. Carlson, M. Camille Hopkins, Natalie T. Nguyen, Bryan J. Richards, Daniel P. Walsh, W. David Walter
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2017-1138
Index ID ofr20171138
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center