Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study



Date of this Version

October 2001


• Biosecurity Alert
• The United Kingdom appears to be near success in eradicating foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
• USDA declares chronic wasting disease CWD emergency in captive elk.
• CWD Calamity in Colorado: Approximately 1,300 animals in seven Colorado captive elk herds currently are under quarantine because chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been diagnosed in or traced to the herds.
• Further Spread of West Nile virus (WNV)
• Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus was isolated from the brain of a wild white-tailed deer from Houston County, Georgia. Togaviridae, Culiseta melanura
• Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a severe neurological disease of horses. Protozoan parasites invade the central nervous system (CNS) of horses and, together with the corresponding inflammatory reaction, damage the nervous tissue. Sarcocystis neurona now is recognized as the protozoan parasite that causes the majority of EPM cases; however, the closely related protozoans Neospora caninum and N. hughesi have been isolated in a few cases.
• Dr. Roy C. Anderson, world-renowned authority in the field of wildlife diseases, died August 27, 2001.