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As CWD rises in deer herd, what about risk for humans July 21, 2013 Wisconsin,

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As CWD rises in deer herd, what about risk for humans July 21, 2013 Wisconsin, Capital Times
... Testing for chronic wasting disease has been drastically reduced as CWD rates in our state rise. In 2002, just after CWD was recognized here, 40,000 deer were tested and the rate of infection was 0.51 precent. In 2012, 5.13 percent of 6,611 deer tested showed infection — a 10-fold increase in 10 years... Transmission of prions to transgenic mice expressing human genes suggests that the species barrier from deer to human is prion-strain dependent ... Hunters are delivering deer to food pantries for the poor ...



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