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New science expands Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) debate March 28, 2013 Wisconsin

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New science expands Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) debate March 28, 2013 Wisconsin, River Towns
... At UW-Madison, the brains of hamsters were injected with CWD prions from infected deer and did not get sick. Hamsters appeared to be immune to CWD. Then the brains of ferrets were injected with CWD prions from infected deer and they got the disease and died. When infected brain tissue from the diseased ferrets was injected into the hamster’s brains, the hamsters got sick and died... Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc, (PREVENT)... researchers have been working on a promising injectable vaccine to prevent the spread CWD among farmed cervids...




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