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2011-01-05 07:33:00

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. Walt Cottrell, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's wildlife veterinarian. Cottrell noted that sample collection was greatly facilitated by the tremendous cooperation of the elk hunters and taxidermists. He added that the Game Commission still is awaiting the...

2010-11-24 08:58:00

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. 30, to sample thousands of hunter-killed deer in order to assess whether there are any known cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Commonwealth. "For nearly a decade, we have tested hunter-killed deer, and have not found, confirmed...

2010-11-08 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding and Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today unveiled an updated plan designed prevent the spread of a disease that threatens the state's deer and elk populations but poses no threat to humans. The officials said the improved Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, response plan is part of the state's ongoing aggressive efforts to prevent the disease from establishing itself in...

2010-08-31 08:32:00

Important changes made to Pennsylvania's parts ban HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With thousands of Pennsylvania hunters heading off to hunt big game in other states and Canadian provinces, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminds hunters that, in an effort to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into the Commonwealth, the agency prohibits hunters from importing specific carcass parts from members of the deer family -...

2010-04-17 16:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) -- Samplify Systems, Inc., a venture-backed solution provider for the medical imaging industry, announced today the availability of 32-channel ultrasound analog front-end receiver modules in an ultra-small small-outline dual-in-line configuration. By leveraging the proven performance and low power of the company's highly successful ultrasound front-end reference design around its SAM1600 family of...

2010-02-23 06:00:00

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Circus World Displays Ltd (CWD) announced today that it has finalized an agreement with SYNNEX Canada Limited, a subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), to acquire the assets of its BDG division, including the Citizen*, Electrohome, Magnasonic and Secureguard brands. The acquisition is expected to close on or about February 24, 2010. "We are extremely excited for the opportunity to reinvigorate these brands that have become household names in...

2009-07-30 11:54:05

Data from an ongoing multi-year study suggest that people who consume deer and elk with chronic wasting disease (CWD) may be protected from infection by an inability of the CWD infectious agent to spread to people. The results to date show that 14 cynomolgus macaques exposed orally or intracerebrally to CWD remain healthy and symptom free after more than six years of observation, though the direct relevance to people is not definitive and remains under study. Cynomolgus macaques often are...

2009-06-23 14:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has posted the 2009 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) reports, including their recommendations for deer population changes, on the agency's website. Five CACs were conducted in 2009 in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 1A, 2E, 3A, 4A and 5B. To view the reports, visit the Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on "White-Tailed Deer" icon in the center of the homepage, select "Citizen Advisory...

2006-01-26 16:19:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Findings from an animal study suggest that disease-cause prions can be spread via infected skeletal muscle from deer with chronic wasting disease (CWD) -- a wildlife illness related to mad cow disease. Whether CWD can be passed to humans is still unclear, but the present findings suggest that if this does occur, simply handling the meat of infected dear could pose a risk, senior author Dr. Glenn C. Telling, from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and...

2005-10-21 19:39:35

MADISON -- White-tailed deer, it seems, are homebodies. That is the upshot of an intensive study of the traveling behaviors of 173 radio-collared white-tailed deer in south central Wisconsin. The new results, which surprised researchers by revealing how little deer move about the landscape, are important because they may help researchers and wildlife managers better understand how chronic wasting disease (CWD) spreads. "They are using small home ranges and not traveling long distances,"...


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