Research and analysis

Chronic wasting disease: risk assessments

Qualitative assessments of the risk of chronic wasting disease being introduced in the UK, and the risk of exposures.

Documents

CWD risk assessments: background and summary

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DEFRA risk assessment

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FSA risk assessment

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PHE risk assessment

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Details

The recent detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a disease of cervids, for the first time in Europe raises concerns about domestic exposure to CWD prions and risks to human health.

These assessments consider the risk of introduction from Norway, and the risks from food and non-food exposure pathways in the UK.

Published 13 August 2018