How is chronic wasting disease transmitted? Probably by saliva!

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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  1. Erin Miller Avatar

    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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