Understanding Chronic Wasting Disease In New York State

October 2005
New York State Conservationist;Oct2005, Vol. 60 Issue 2, following p32
This article provides background on chronic wasting disease (CWD) in New York and the actions taken by state agencies, and suggests tips for people who handle deer and/or venison. CWD is a nervous system disease of deer and elk only. It belongs to a family of disease known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Agriculture and Markets are developing plans to protect wild and captive deer and elk herds and monitor the effect of CWD.


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