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Spring 5-2-2019


Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a lethal, progressive, and highly infectious disease that targets cervid populations through transmission by prions. There are currently no treatment options that are highly effective at stopping CWD, but the scientific community has great knowledge on CWD’s transmission and effects. In this literature review: culling, baiting and vaccination techniques are analyzed and compared to view which method could potentially work the best to control CWD. Long term effects of CWD could result in cervid population extermination and enormous economic losses for areas that are inhabited by cervids.

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