CAHFS Emerging Issues
African swine fever is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and wild pigs of all ages. ASF is not a threat to human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans.
Chronic wasting disease is a contagious neurological disease affecting the cervid family. CWD is a prion disease, which occurs when normal proteins in a healthy animal or human are misfolded into abnormal shapes.