Herds infected with Chronic Wasting Disease in Canada – 2019

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: 2019-08-31

Domestic cervid herds confirmed to be infected with CWD in Canada in 2019
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected
February 28, 2019 Alberta Elk
June 21, 2019 Alberta White-tailed Deer
July 26, 2019 Alberta White-tailed Deer

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