News of the WeekPRION DISEASES

U.S. Gets Tough Against Chronic Wasting Disease

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  02 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5544, pp. 978-979
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5544.978

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Veterinary officials in Colorado are anxiously trying to curtail an outbreak of chronic wasting disease (CWD), which affects deer and elk and is related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy or "mad cow" disease. After the alarming finding that elk from an infected farm have been shipped to more than a dozen states, some fear that CWD may spread across the United States.