chronic wasting disease


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Related to chronic wasting disease: mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD)

chronic wasting disease

n. Abbr. CWD
A progressive, fatal, degenerative brain disease that affects cervids, especially deer and elk in North America, and is characterized by weight loss and abnormal behavior. It is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.

chronic wasting disease

n. Abbr. CWD
A progressive, fatal, degenerative brain disease that affects cervids, especially deer and elk in North America, and is characterized by weight loss and abnormal behavior. It is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
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Noun1.chronic wasting disease - a wildlife disease (akin to bovine spongiform encephalitis) that affects deer and elk
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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A presentation on recent research on chronic wasting disease.
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Currently, the two best websites to learn about CWD are the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance (www.
Chronic wasting disease is an always-fatal, contagious, neurological disease that was first discovered in a captive deer herd in Colorado in 1967.
Prion diseases include mad cow disease in cattle, scrapie in sheep, chronic wasting disease in deer and several degenerative brain diseases in people, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
The topics include foodborne viruses, norovirus, methods for detecting norovirus and hepatitis A virus, the occurrence and control of viruses in food handling environments and in ready-to-eat foods, scrapie in small ruminants, the history and diagnosis of the decreasing epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and emerging mammalian prions: chronic wasting disease.
These seeds behave very much like the pathogenic agents known as prions, which cause mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease in deer, scrapie in sheep, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.
Among the TSEs that can affect ovine, caprine or bovine animals, it is possible to distinguish the following pathologies: scrapie in sheep and goats, chronic wasting disease in mule, deer and elk, and BSE in cattle.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is related to mad cow disease, has killed every deer it is known to have infected in the USA and Canada, and there are no effective vaccines.
Chronic wasting disease could greatly impact the future management of mule deer.
JOHNE'S Disease or Paratuberculosis, known commonly as John's Disease is a chronic wasting disease that can affect both cattle and sheep.

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