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chron·ic wast·ing disease

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  1. chronic wasting diseasenoun

    a wildlife disease (akin to bovine spongiform encephalitis) that affects deer and elk

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  1. Chronic wasting disease

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD), sometimes called zombie deer disease, is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting deer. TSEs are a family of diseases thought to be caused by misfolded proteins called prions and include similar diseases such as BSE (mad cow disease) in cattle, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans and scrapie in sheep. In the United States, CWD affects mule deer, white-tailed deer, red deer, sika deer, elk, caribou, and moose. Natural infection causing CWD affects members of the deer family. Experimental transmission of CWD to other species such as squirrel monkeys and genetically modified mice has been shown.In 1967, CWD was first identified in mule deer at a government research facility in northern Colorado, United States. It was initially recognized as a clinical "wasting" syndrome and then in 1978, it was identified more specifically as a TSE disease. Since then, CWD has been found in free-ranging and captive animal populations in 30 US states and four Canadian provinces. In addition, CWD has been found in one Minnesota red deer farm, one wild reindeer herd in Norway (March 2016) as well as in wild moose. Single cases of CWD in moose have been found in Finland (March 2018) and in Sweden (March and May 2019, September 2020). CWD was found in South Korea in some deer imported from Canada. CWD is typified by chronic weight loss and clinical signs compatible with brain lesions, aggravated over time, always leading to death. No relationship is known between CWD and any other TSEs of animals or people.Although reports in the popular press have been made of humans being affected by CWD, by 2004 a study for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested, "[m]ore epidemiologic and laboratory studies are needed to monitor the possibility of such transmissions". The epidemiological study further concluded, "[a]s a precaution, hunters should avoid eating deer and elk tissues known to harbor the CWD agent (e.g., brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils, lymph nodes) from areas where CWD has been identified".

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  1. chronic wasting disease

    Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a contagious, fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer family. It is characterized by weight loss, abnormal behavior, and loss of bodily functions. It is caused by abnormal proteins called prions, which cause brain damage and are believed to spread through contact with infected animals, or their body fluids or tissues. There is currently no cure or vaccine for CWD.

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  1. Chronic wasting disease

    Chronic wasting disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of mule deer, whitetailed deer, elk, and moose. TSEs are caused by unusual infectious agents known as prions. To date, CWD has been found mainly in cervids. First recognized as a clinical "wasting" syndrome in 1967 in mule deer in a wildlife research facility in northern Colorado, USA, it was identified as a TSE in 1978 and has spread to a dozen states and two Canadian provinces. CWD is typified by chronic weight loss leading to death. There is no known relationship between CWD and any other TSE of animals or people. Although there have been reports in the popular press of humans being affected by CWD, a study by the CDC suggests that "[m]ore epidemiologic and laboratory studies are needed to monitor the possibility of such transmissions." The epidemiological study further concludes that, "[a]s a precaution, hunters should avoid eating deer and elk tissues known to harbor the CWD agent from areas where CWD has been identified."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronic wasting disease in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronic wasting disease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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