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Chronic Wasting Disease distribution in the United States by state and county

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1980
End Date
2021-02-24

Citation

Richards, B.J., 2021, Chronic Wasting Disease distribution in the United States by state and county: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9HQKKFO.

Summary

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal, contagious, neuro-degenerative disease affecting multiple members of the Family Cervidae. First detected in 1967, the disease has, as of March 2021, been documented in free-ranging and/or captive cervid populations in 26 states, three Canadian provinces, the Republic of South Korea, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The data provided here contains information on the known, available, documented distribution of CWD in the United States that is current as of the publication date. The USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) tracks changes to the known distribution of CWD in the form of a map (available on the NWHC website at https://www.usgs.gov/centers/nwhc/science/expanding-distribution-chronic-wasting-disease.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Bryan J Richards
Originator :
Bryan J Richards
Metadata Contact :
Bryan J Richards
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
National Wildlife Health Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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20210224 Captive.csv 2.03 KB text/csv
20210224 Wild.csv 6.1 KB text/csv

Purpose

The primary goal of this data is to track and make available the known distribution of CWD.

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