Latest chronic wasting disease Stories
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have examined the potential for human exposure to prion diseases, looking at hunting, venison consumption, and travel to areas in which prion diseases have been reported in animals.
Certain lichens can break down the infectious proteins responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a troubling neurological disease fatal to wild deer and elk and spreading throughout the United States and Canada.
Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), report that they have developed a methodâ€”10,000 times more sensitive than other methodsâ€”to detect variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD) in blood plasma.
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state's 2010 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samples taken from the 41 hunter-killed elk during the state's 2010 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and tuberculosis, according to Dr.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown that prions, bits of infectious protein that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease," have the ability to adapt to survive in a new host environment.
A fast test to diagnose fatal brain conditions such as mad cow disease in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans could be on the horizon.
The joy of a juicy hamburger could make a comeback thanks a new discovery by scientists from the University of Kentucky.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials, joined by veterinarians and laboratory technicians from the Pennsylvania and U.S. departments of Agriculture, will continue its efforts, starting Nov.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding and Game Commission Executive Director Carl G.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.