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Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) mainly affects deer and elk. It is probably not a zoonotic disease. In other words, it does not appear to be passed from animals to people. However it is of interest because of its association with other diseases, such as mad cow disease.

Overview of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) (PDF, 57.7KB)

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Last updated March 28, 2019