People and pets are at risk for contracting some wildlife diseases. This section gives tips for preventing disease transfer to humans, describes how humans impact the spread of some wildlife diseases, and gives descriptions of common wildlife diseases found in North Dakota.
The threat of CWD is a serious concern to North Dakota and its natural resources. CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal. The effort to understand the disease is ongoing and requires the assistance of big game hunters throughout the nation.