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CWD 2011

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not detected in any of the animals tested in 2011.

CWD is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of cervids. A few species of the family Cervidae are known to be naturally susceptible to the disease: mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), white-tailed deer (O. virginianus), Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni), and moose (Alces alces shirasi). Chronic wasting disease occurs in free-ranging and captive cervids in North America, and has also been diagnosed in captive deer in South Korea in connection with deer imported from Canada. The disease is yet to be diagnosed in cervids in Europe.