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Organizations: Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013) Publication Type: Report Formats: PDF Tags: chronic wasting disease

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May 1, 2012

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is an invasive alien prion agent that recently arrived in eastern Alberta. The prion causes fatal infections in cervids and significantly alters the population structure and viability of local deer herds. There is no natural barrier to further spread, no treatment to...