Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study



Date of this Version

April 2001


• Concern for FMD Increases: As of April 30, 2001, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks had occurred in the United Kingdom (UK), The Netherlands, France, Republic of Ireland, Colombia, Argentina, and other countries. FMD also is present in South America and in some areas of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
• Keep FMD out of America!
• APHIS Policies for Wildlife in an FMD Emergency
• What if FMD Hits?
• Georgia’s Ossabaw Island has the distinction of being the only confirmed enzoootic focus of the New Jersey serotype of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV-NJ) in the United States, and the barrier island has served as an outdoor laboratory for research on the epidemiology of VSV-NJ since the early 1980s.
• More TB in Michigan: The number of counties and wildlife species in which bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been found continues to increase in Michigan.
• CWD in Saskatchewan Mule Deer: Chronic wasting disease (CWD), a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of deer and elk, recently was diagnosed in a two-year-old hunter-harvested mule deer in western Saskatchewan, Canada. Prior to this, CWD had been detected only in free-ranging cervids from an endemic focus in adjoining areas of northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, and western Nebraska
• Reports for the 2000 Hemorrhagic Disease (HD) Surveillance Questionnaire have been received from 39 states, and a Preliminary Report has been issued to all contact persons for final verification.