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Chronic wasting disease concerns arise October 14, 2013 Wisconsin

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Chronic wasting disease concerns arise October 14, 2013 Wisconsin, Post-Crescent 
... Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer — can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison... a previously unknown potential route of exposure to prions for a Wisconsin deer herd in which the fatal brain illness continues to spread...



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