CWD Research consortium

Chronic Wasting Disease: State of the Science

A collaborative project from the CWD Consortium describing the current state of the science for PMCA, RT-QuIC, USDA assay approval, CWD in the environment, and interspecies transmission of CWD. 

Read the manuscript here.

NC1209: North American interdisciplinary chronic wasting disease research consortium

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is distributed widely in North America, affects multiple cervid species, and does not respect jurisdictional boundaries. Research across multiple disciplines is needed to fully address the complexities of CWD and acquire the knowledge needed to limit or eliminate its spread. Supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this multistate effort coordinates CWD research across disciplines and jurisdictions involving academia, state and federal agencies, Tribal Nations, and non-governmental organizations.

coordinated research priorities:

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