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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

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Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is highly infectious and has devastating effects on both wild and farmed deer. BDS is campaigning hard, along with other organisations, to keep CWD out of the UK by promoting awareness of the issue at border control points.

We encourage visitors to the UK to be vigilant about the cleanliness and biosecurity of outdoor equipment. While the highest risks appears to be with those engaged in sporting shooting, anyone hiking or camping in infected areas has the potential to bring back infection on dirty boots, clothes or equipment. 

BDS will post regular updates to this section.

Please click on the sub menus on the left for the latest information on CWD in the UK, and in Norway.