Archived - Herds infected with Chronic Wasting Disease in Canada – 2017

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The CFIA works with provincial governments and industry to conduct regular Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance. Ongoing provincial surveillance for CWD varies with each particular province's perceived threat and infection status. Testing of cervids slaughtered in abattoirs is mandatory in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon; it is targeted elsewhere.

In addition, CWD is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.

Current as of: 2017-12-31

Domestic cervid herds confirmed to be infected with CWD in Canada in 2017
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
Dec 4 Saskatchewan White-tailed Deer
Dec 1 Saskatchewan White-tailed Deer
Nov 28 Saskatchewan Elk
Nov 16 Saskatchewan Elk
August 22 Saskatchewan Elk
Feb 13 Saskatchewan Elk

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