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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of North American deer and elk, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that produces spongiform changes in the brain and chronic weight loss leading to the death of these animals. There is no known relationship between chronic wasting disease (CWD) and any other TSE of animals or people. It is thought to be caused by prions (infectious proteins) similar to mad cow disease in cattle, scrapie in sheep and Jakob-Cruetzfeld disease in humans. So far CWD has not been shown to be transmissible to humans.



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