CWD Prevalence Increasing in Wisconsin, Wyoming and West Virginia

CWD Prevalence Increasing in Wisconsin, Wyoming and West Virginia

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is an always-fatal, infectious, neurodegenerative disease found in most deer species - including elk, moose, mule and white-tailed deer - and it appears to be spreading in herds located throughout Wisconsin, Wyoming and now West Virginia. To estimate prevalence in infected free-ranging populations, tissues from animals harvested by hunters in CWD-endemic areas have to be collected and examined at random. Historically within these areas prevalence of CWD had been estimated as high as 15 percent;... read more

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by Matt Ross on July 28, 2014 0 Comments

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