Herds infected with chronic wasting disease in Canada

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 is mandatory in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon; it is voluntary 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: 2019-09-30

Domestic cervid herds confirmed to be infected with CWD in Canada

Year Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
2019 February 28 Alberta Elk
2019 June 21 Alberta White-tailed Deer
2019 July 26 Alberta White-tailed Deer
2018 January 31 Alberta Elk
2018 April 10 Saskatchewan Elk
2018 September 10 Quebec Red Deer
2018 October 1 Saskatchewan Elk
2018 October 3 Saskatchewan Elk
2018 December 20 Saskatchewan Deer
2017 December 4 Saskatchewan White-tailed Deer
2017 December 1 Saskatchewan White-tailed Deer
2017 November 28 Saskatchewan Elk
2017 November 16 Saskatchewan Elk
2017 August 22 Saskatchewan Elk
2017 February 13 Saskatchewan Elk
2016 November 1 Saskatchewan Deer
2016 October 3 Alberta Elk
2016 February 18 Saskatchewan Deer
2016 March 21 Saskatchewan Deer
2016 May 18 Saskatchewan Elk
2016 July 21 Saskatchewan Elk
2015 November 25 Saskatchewan Deer
2015 July 16 Alberta Elk
2015 June 11 Saskatchewan Elk
2015 April 9 Saskatchewan Deer
2015 March 19 Saskatchewan Elk
2015 January 16 Alberta Elk
2014 December 23 Saskatchewan Elk
2014 November 28 Saskatchewan Elk
2014 June 5 Saskatchewan Elk
2014 May 21 Saskatchewan Elk
2014 February 3 Saskatchewan Elk
2013 November 13 Saskatchewan Deer and Elk
2013 April 8 Saskatchewan Deer
2013 February 18 Saskatchewan Deer
2013 January 30 Saskatchewan Deer
2012 June 11 Saskatchewan Elk
2012 April 26 Saskatchewan Elk
2011 November 22 Saskatchewan Deer
2011 May 15 Saskatchewan Elk
2011 January 19 Saskatchewan Deer
2011 January 4 Saskatchewan Deer
Domestic cervid herds confirmed to be infected with CWD in Canada from 1996 to 2010
Year Number of herds confirmed with Chronic wasting disease
2010 5
2009 2
2008 4
2007 6
2006 2
2005 0
2004 1
2003 1
2002 3
2001 21
2000 15
1999 0
1998 1
1997 0
1996 1

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