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Questions and Answers on Chronic Wasting Disease

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  1. What is Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)?
  2. What causes CWD?
  3. Where has CWD been found?
  4. Does CWD exist in South Carolina?
  5. How is CWD spread?
  6. Can CWD infect livestock or other wildlife?
  7. Is CWD dangerous to humans?
  8. How can you tell if a deer has CWD?
  9. How is CWD diagnosed?
  10. What should I do if I see a deer that shows CWD symptoms?
  11. What precautions should South Carolina deer hunters take?
  12. As a deer hunter, what should I do if I kill a severely emaciated deer or a deer that is obviously sick?
  13. What is being done about CWD in South Carolina?
  14. What about importing deer carcasses into South Carolina from other states?
  15. What should I do if I find out a deer or elk I killed had CWD?
  16. What should I do to find out more about CWD?

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