Chronic wasting disease—Status, science, and management support by the U.S. Geological Survey

Open-File Report 2017-1138
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Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

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 type Report
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
Series number 2017-1138
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171138
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 8 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N