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First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease Detected on Quebec Game Farm

October 5, 2018

Quebec's Wildlife Department confirmed early in September 2018 that chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in a farm-raised animal that was sent to slaughter in late August. Disease controls measures to protect wildlife have been put into place by the province of Quebec. Read more in this news piece: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/deadly-deer-disease-makes-first-appearance-in-quebec-1.4115280

In Canada, CWD is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Read more.

For more information, read the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - Fact Sheet on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.