Definition of chronic wasting disease
- Since it was first identified two decades ago in deer in Colorado, chronic wasting disease has spread to a dozen states (including New York) and two Canadian provinces.
- —Sandra Blakeslee, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2005
- Scientists have identified a handful of diseases caused by misfolded proteins called prions, including mad cow disease, scrapie in sheep, and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk.
- —Nathan Seppa, Science News, 15 July 2006