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Chronic Wasting Disease

Since the first case of CWD was discovered in Illinois, the Department of Natural Resources started a "targeted surveillance program" for CWD in wild deer which was first proposed by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, a diagnostic and research service which investigates wildlife diseases.

This site provides  consolidated CWD information:  CWD statistics shows Total Cases per Year and Total Cases per Year per County,  FAQ's, a query system, test results, other CWD resources and annual reports.

Below is a series of videos:  Part 1-Introduction, Part 2-Testing CWD Samples, Part 3-Sharpshooting, Part 4-Common Questions, Research and Safe Handling of Deer. 

 

 
Click on the title "Illinois Chronic Wasting Disease Management" (top strip) for viewing

 

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