Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – an always-fatal and untreatable neurological disease affecting white-tailed deer and elk – continues to expand across Pennsylvania.
But it’s not going unchallenged. Several research initiatives launching this year aim to increase understanding of CWD and develop tools to confront it.
The first project will look at the impact of CWD on deer in Bedford and Fulton counties, which have produced about 90 percent of known CWD-positive deer since the disease’s discovery in Pennsylvania in 2012.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission, in cooperation with the Cooper...