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What is Chronic Wasting Disease?

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cervids (members of the deer family) including white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, and moose. It belongs to a family of diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) or prion diseases. TWRA's goal is to keep CWD from spreading, keep the number of diseased deer to a minimum, and reduce disease rates where possible. >> Learn More.

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