Now that CWD has been found in Michigan, what are the DNRE and Michigan Department of Agriculture doing?
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and DNRE are following the steps outlined in the Michigan Surveillance and Response Plan for Chronic Wasting Disease, which was developed in 2002 to address this nationally emerging disease. Since the development of the plan, MDA and DNRE have had a surveillance program in place to detect CWD in captive or wild cervids. In August 2008, CWD was discovered on a privately owned cervid facility in Michigan. Confirmation of CWD in Michigan began the implementation of the response aspect of the plan.