Colorado Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan December 2018

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  1. Colorado Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan December 2018

    I. Executive Summary Mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose are highly valued species in North America. Some of Colorado’s herds of these species are increasingly becoming infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD). As of July 2018, at least 31 of Colorado's 54 deer herds (57%), 16 of 43 elk herds (37%), and 2 of 9 moose herds (22%) are known to be infected with CWD. Four of Colorado's 5 largest deer herds and 2 of the state’s 5 largest elk herds are infected. Deer herds tend to be more heavily infected than elk and moose herds living in the same geographic area. Not only are the number of infected herds increasing, the past 15 years of disease trends generally show an increase in the proportion of infected animals within herds as well. Of most concern, greater than a 10-fold increase in CWD prevalence has been estimated in some mule deer herds since the early 2000s; CWD is now adversely affecting the performance of these herds.

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    IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGE

    Disease in humans resulting from CWD exposure has not been reported to date. However, public health officials cannot determine there is no risk from eating meat from infected animals.

    Consequently, officials recommend that people avoid exposure to CWD-infected animals. Please see the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website ( http://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/priondiseases ) for the most current recommendations on carcass testing and other preventive measures.

    To minimize exposure to CWD and other diseases of potential concern, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and state public health officials advise hunters not to shoot, handle or consume any deer, elk or moose that is acting abnormally or appears to be sick. When fielddressing game, wear rubber gloves and minimize the use of a bone saw to cut through the brain or spinal cord (backbone). Minimize contact with brain or spinal cord tissues, eyes, spleen or lymph nodes. Always wash hands and utensils thoroughly after dressing and processing game meat.
    (the map on page 71, cwd marked in red, is shocking...tss)

    https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/BigGame/biggame.pdf

    FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019

    Sweden Wasting Disease (CWD) discovered on moose in Norrbotten County

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/04/sweden-wasting-disease-cwd-discovered.html

    FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

    First Detection of Chronic Wasting Disease in a Wild Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) in Europe

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/03/first-detection-of-chronic-wasting.html

    THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

    USDA APHIS CDC Cervids: Chronic Wasting Disease Specifics Updated 2019

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/03/usda-aphis-cdc-cervids-chronic-wasting.html

    SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

    Chronic Wasting Disease CWD TSE Prion United States of America Update March 16, 2019

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/03/chronic-wasting-disease-cwd-tse-prion.html

    FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

    Saskatchewan Chronic Wasting Disease TSE Prion 349 Cases Positive for 2018

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/03/saskatchewan-chronic-wasting-disease.html

    TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019

    USDA ARS 2018 USAHA RESOLUTIONS Investigation of the Role of the Prion Protein Gene in CWD Resistance and Transmission of Disease

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/03/usda-ars-2018-usaha-resolutions.html

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 03, 2019

    Estimating the amount of Chronic Wasting Disease infectivity passing through abattoirs and field slaughter

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/04/estimating-amount-of-chronic-wasting.html

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019

    MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN BSE, SCRAPIE, CWD, CJD, TSE PRION A REVIEW 2019

    https://bseinquiry.blogspot.com/2019/02/mad-dogs-and-englishmen-bse-scrapie-cwd.html

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2018

    Cervid to human prion transmission 5R01NS088604-04 Update

    http://grantome.com/grant/NIH/R01-NS088604-04

    http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2018/10/cervid-to-human-prion-transmission.html

    MONDAY, APRIL 01, 2019

    PUBLIC HEALTH U of M launches Chronic Wasting Disease Program to address potential health crisis

    https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2019/04/public-health-u-of-m-launches-chronic.html

    CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CONGRESS Serial No. 107-117 May 16, 2002

    CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

    JOINT OVERSIGHT HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FORESTS AND FOREST HEALTH JOINT WITH THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES CONSERVATION, WILDLIFE AND OCEANS OF THE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION

    May 16, 2002

    Serial No. 107-117

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    Mr. MCINNIS. Today, this joint Subcommittee hearing will explore an issue of immeasurable importance to the growing number of communities in wide-ranging parts of this country, the growing incidence of Chronic Wasting Disease in North America’s wild and captive deer and elk populations. In a matter of just a few months, this once parochial concern has grown into something much larger and much more insidious than anyone could have imagined or predicted.
    As each day passes, this problem grows in its size, scope, and consequence. One thing becomes clear. Chronic Wasting Disease is not a Colorado problem. It is a Wisconsin problem or a Nebraska or Wyoming problem. It is a national problem and anything short of a fully integrated, systematic national assault on this simply will not do, which is precisely why we brought our group together here today.

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    So this is a disease that is spreading throughout the continent and it is going to require a national response as well as the efforts that are currently taking place in States like Wisconsin, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, the interest they now have down in Texas and some of the neighboring States that have large white-tailed deer population and also elk.

    This is a huge issue for us, Mr. Chairman, in the State of Wisconsin. I want to commend Governor McCallum and your staff and the various agencies for the rapid response that you have shown, given the early detection of CWD after the last deer hunting season. The problem that we have, though, is just a lack of information, good science in regards to what is the best response, how dangerous is this disease. We cannot close the door, quite frankly, with the paucity of scientific research that is out there right now in regards to how the disease spreads, the exposure of other livestock herds—given the importance of our dairy industry in the State, that is a big issue—and also the human health effects.

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg...m8SyMICwoGXNyQcVjcinPvAw8CvIys1lEG7hxgzWplJlk