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Chronic wasting disease in free-ranging Wisconsin white-tailed deer

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Abstract

Three White-tailed Deer shot within 5 km during the 2001 hunting season in Wisconsin tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a prion disease of cervids. Subsequent sampling within 18 km showed a 3% prevalence (n=476). This discovery represents an important range extension for chronic wasting disease into the eastern United States.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Chronic wasting disease in free-ranging Wisconsin white-tailed deer
Series title:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume
9
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 599-601
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
First page:
599
Last page:
601
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N