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UW researchers verify chronic wasting disease prions at mineral lick sites May 3, 2018 Wisconsin

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UW researchers verify chronic wasting disease prions at mineral lick sites May 3, 2018 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Scientists detected the prion that causes chronic wasting disease in soil and water at mineral lick sites in south-central Wisconsin, according to work published Wednesday by University of Wisconsin researchers...

... Scientists searched for prions at mineral licks -- areas where deer seek out essential nutrients and minerals -- in the CWD endemic area across south-central Wisconsin. Out of 11 sites, nine had detectable levels of the disease-causing misfolded proteins. Prions were found both in soil and in water ...

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