No wonder this always fatal disease keeps spreading and spreading among the deer and elk of Wyoming, Colorado and into other states. A   s c a r y   p o r t e n t
It’s fortunate mad cow disease is not spread this way!

Read about it in the Jackson Hole Star Tribune. “Study pinpoints saliva

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to How is chronic wasting disease transmitted? Probably by saliva!

  1. avatar Erin Miller says:

    This is a study, not yet a result. It shouldn’t be hinted that this is “it” until the study is completed. They’ve injected saliva from infected deer directly into the mouths of healthy, captive deer as well as exposed them to the feces and urine of infected animals. The study will go 18 months or less- should be interesting to find out.

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