Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Illinois Deer
With the announcement of the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease
(CWD) in an Illinois deer, hunters and others have been seeking
information about this disease and safe practices for handling
deer. CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects elk, white-tailed
deer, and mule deer. It is not known to affect livestock or humans.
It was first diagnosed in Colorado in 1981 and has since been
found in several states. The University of Illinois College of
Veterinary Medicine has compiled a list of state and federal Internet
sites to help the public find authoritative answers to their questions.