Newsletters

A monthly roundup of the top news, research, and events about chronic wasting disease. 

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CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Jul 1, 2024
A story on a Wyoming mule deer herd so affected by CWD that it may disappear, the latest ideas on controlling the fatal disease, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Jun 1, 2024
Stories on genetically modified deer, recent case detections, studies published in May, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - May 1, 2024
APHIS CWD project support, the latest CWD detections, recently published literature, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Apr 1, 2024
The latest state and provincial CWD news, the most recently published studies, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Mar 1, 2024
The latest state and provincial CWD news, an exploration of plants and prion uptake, recently published studies, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Feb 1, 2024
Efforts to contain CWD, newly reported cases in the United States and Canada, recently published papers, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Jan 3, 2024
Experts fear that CWD may someday jump to humans or non-cervid farm animals, the latest national and state disease detections, recently published papers, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Dec 1, 2023
CIDRAP's upcoming live webinar on CWD carcass disposal, the latest disease detections, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Nov 1, 2023
The University of Minnesota and Tribal communities work together to tackle CWD, APHIS awards more than $12 million for CWD prevention and mitigation efforts, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Oct 1, 2023
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will review knowledge about modes of transmission and geographic spread of CWD among free-ranging and captive populations of deer, moose and elk (cervids), and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Sep 1, 2023
New Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service  requirements for cervids imported from Canada, state regulatory changes for the upcoming deer-hunting season, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - Aug 1, 2023
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announces listening sessions on chronic wasting disease (CWD) herd certification program standards, Texas issues emergency order, new detections in Oklahoma and Texas, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - July 2023
The first confirmed case of CWD was detected in Florida, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - June 2023
Research that suggests ticks can transmit CWD prions, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - May 2023
University of Minnesota research has developed a new diagnostic technique for CWD and other neurodegenerative diseases, funding from the USDA to help prevent CWD, operations that reduce overabundant deer, donate venison, and sample for CWD, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - April 2023
Articles about CWD testing that does not require dead deer, how researchers are looking into how predators might help combat CWD spread, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - March 2023
A proof-of-concept study using dogs to detect the presence of CWD, major problems facing mule deer, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - February 2023
Nationwide shortage of CWD tests, a study about the financial cost of CWD, a new two-part documentary about CWD, a novel CWD prion strain identified in a moose, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - January 2023
CWD funding in the federal omnibus spending bill, a CWD video series, working dogs detecting CWD, a new coalition, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter - December 2022
The first wild CWD detection in Minnesota's Beltrami County, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – November 2022
A recent poll of US voters related to CWD, funding for CWD control and prevention from the US Department of Agriculture, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – October 2022
Recent CWD studies, National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center funding, continuing research for potential CWD vaccines and therapeutics, and more 

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – September 2022
A study involving transgenic mice on potential risk of CWD transmission to humans, the intersection of CWD research and management, hunting season reminders, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – August 2022
Dogs trained to sniff CWD in the field, new funding from Alberta Innovates to support collaborative research, government actions and reports on CWD, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – July 2022
New funding in Minnesota to expand CWD research, government actions and reports on CWD, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – June 2022
The introduction of the CWD Research and Management Act in the US Senate, state and provincial reports on CWD results from the 2021-22 hunting seasons, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – March 2022
First detection of CWD in North Carolina, proposed hunting season rule changes, CWD response plan updates at the state level, increased CWD management funds at the federal level, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – February 2022
Considerations for revising cervid farm rules and changes to hunting seasons, the pending CWD bill in the US Congress and its implications, CWD surveillance results, and more

CIDRAP CWD Monthly Newsletter – December 2021/January 2022
First detections of CWD in Alabama and Louisiana, additional support for CWD research, additional cases documented in farmed and wild cervids across North America, and more

News releases

  • Jan 16, 2024: CIDRAP launches international effort to prepare for possible chronic wasting disease spillover

 

Webinars

CIDRAP CWD Resource Center-hosted webinars feature national and international experts representing hunter groups, prion biology, diagnostics and epidemiology, wildlife management and health, and human health.

  • Dec 14, 2023 - Cory Anderson, PhD, and Russ Mason, PhD, discuss US approaches to cervid carcass disposal for disease management.
  • Oct 12, 2021 - Sylvie Benestad, PhD, and Jørn Våge, DVM, PhD, provide an update on CWD in Norway.
  • Jun 28, 2021 - Byron Caughey, PhD, discusses amplification assays used to detect prion diseases, with a focus on RT-QuIC technology.
  • Jun 10, 2021 - Jason Bartz, PhD, and Tracy Nichols, PhD, present on the currently validated CWD diagnostic assays IHC and ELISA. 
  • Jan 19, 2021 - A panel discusses a comprehensive report published by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies on best practices for the prevention, surveillance, and management of CWD. 
  • Sep 24, 2020 - Nick Pinizzotto, MA, presents on what hunters should know about CWD.
  • Jul 7, 2020 - Vic Adamowicz, PhD, talks about human dimensions of CWD and implications for disease management and surveillance [slides].
  • Dec 11, 2019 -  Debbie McKenzie, PhD, presents a webinar on prions, CWD strains, and potential implications for the species barrier [slides].

 

Podcasts

Nov 13, 2019: "CWD challenges from a wildlife management perspective" 

Oct 22, 2019: "Status of federal leadership on CWD and the contributions of the National Deer Alliance"

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