The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) investigates chronic wasting disease (CWD) at multiple science centers and cooperative research units across the Nation and supports the management of CWD through science-based strategies. CWD research conducted by USGS scientists has three strategies: (1) to understand the biology, ecology, and causes and distribution of CWD; (2) to assess and predict the spread and persistence of CWD in wildlife and the environment; and (3) to develop tools for early detection, diagnosis, surveillance, and control of CWD.
Carlson, C.M., Hopkins, M.C., Nguyen, N.T., Richards, B.J., Walsh, D.P., and Walter, W.D., 2018, Chronic wasting disease—Status, science, and management support by the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1138, 8 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171138.
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
ISSN: 0196-1497 (print)
Table of Contents
- Background and Significance
- What is Chronic Wasting Disease?
- Current Status of Chronic Wasting Disease
- U.S. Geological Survey Science to Support Management of Chronic Wasting Disease
- U.S. Geological Survey Web Links and Selected Publications
- References Cited
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Chronic wasting disease—Status, science, and management support by the U.S. Geological Survey|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||National Wildlife Health Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|