Multiflora rose is an invasive, exotic species from Japan. It tends to spread without stopping. For more information, check out: http://mdc.mo.gov/your-property/problem-plants-and-animals/invasive-plants/multiflora-rose-control
I haven’t heard of a disease that’s killing multiflora rose.
Some wildlife will use it for cover, but usually prefer native vegetation more! I’ve spent considerable time trying to kill all of it on my place. Whether to kill it or not probably depends on what vegetation will replace it? If there’s a native seed bank, then it’s probably best to remove multiflora rose. If by removing multiflora rose allows a more invasive exotic to populate then it may be best to simply try to keep it from spreading.
November 24, 2015