Special Issue "Advances in Chronic Wasting Disease"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Prions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 168

Special Issue Editors

Virus and Prion Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Ames, IA 50010, USA
Interests: CWD; pathogenesis; susceptibility; transmission; diagnostics; cervid; livestock; human
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA
Interests: prion; cervids; BSE; wildlife and prion diseases; Alzheimer's disease; neurodegenerative disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease of cervids associated with misfolding of the normal cellular prion protein. The disease is harmful to both free-ranging and farmed cervids and has negative financial impacts for producers; federal state and provincial agricultural departments; federal, state, and provincial natural resources agencies; and tribal nations.

This Special Issue is focused on four aspects of Chronic Wasting Disease: pathogenesis and susceptibility, transmission pathways, diagnostics, and human dimensions. You are invited to submit original articles and review articles related to the above topics. This Special Issue will provide dissemination of new knowledge that is important for Chronic Wasting Disease management and control strategies.

Dr. Eric Cassmann
Dr. Nicholas Haley
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pathogens is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • CWD
  • pathogenesis
  • susceptibility
  • transmission
  • diagnostics
  • cervid
  • livestock
  • human

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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