Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first found in Missouri in 2012 in the northwest part of the state. The disease affects cervids (deer and elk) and is always fatal. There is no vaccine or cure.
To date, CWD has been confirmed in 11 counties: Adair, Cedar, Cole, Franklin, Jefferson, Linn, Macon, Perry, Polk, St. Clair and Ste. Genevieve.