Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
CWD is a contagious disease of the brain and central nervous system that is always fatal to deer, elk, moose, caribou and other members of the deer family. It is one of the most serious wildlife diseases facing state wildlife agencies such as the FWC because it could substantially reduce infected deer populations. In addition to Florida, CWD has been detected in 30 states and 4 Canadian provinces. The FWC is working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, hunters, captive cervid owners, landowners, and the public to reduce the risk of CWD spreading into Florida.
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The FWC uses GovDelivery to send email or text message updates on a variety of subjects. By signing up for this free service, you will automatically receive notifications about FWC news and website updates related to the topics of greatest interest to you. Visit the GovDelivery subscription page to sign up for this free service and choose “Chronic Wasting Disease Updates (CWD)” to receive information about CWD.