Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in cervids A Ricci, A Allende, D Bolton, M Chemaly, R Davies… - EFSA Journal, 2017



A Ricci, A Allende, D Bolton, M Chemaly, R Davies… - EFSA Journal, 2017
... In April and May of 2016, Norway confirmed two cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild reindeer and a wild moose, respectively. This was the first time CWD had been detected in Europe and the first natural case in reindeer in the world. ...  it was concluded that the most likely pathway of introduction of CWD into the EU is the movement of live cervids, the current derogations of Article 2.2 of the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1918 present a risk of introduction of CWD into the EU. The probability of introduction of CWD into and spread within the EU associated with the movement of live cervids for direct slaughter is considered to be lower than situations in which live animals are translocated for other purposes..,  

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