New Theory Supports Indirect Transmission of CWD...
I hope they come up with something more substantial before too long.
Don't hold your breath. Prions are not an easy nut to crack; it would not be terribly bold to say that testing/culling will be the mode of control for the foreseeable future rather than eradication by some sort of innoculation or decontamination.
At any rate it is good to see the researchers nail down this mode of disease transport. It raise more questions for me:
1.) If simply having an infected animal excrete in an area causes the area to be contaminated; what hope does culling have in controlling disease spread? In other words, if infected grounds are a primary transmission pathway, what hope does culling have in control?
2.) What level of infected crap/piss is necessary in a certain area before it is considered contaminated? How long on average does it take for the area to become decontaminated?
I often use fresh earth dryer sheets while drying my clothes, after washing them in scent free soap. At some point I started putting these dryer sheets in the plastic tubs that I store my hunting clothes in. This seems to work very will. Anytime I pull my clothes out of the box they reek of fresh earth.
I'm too tight to be buying a bunch of scent loc, which I don't believe in. So this is a good and cheap alternative. I like it so much I even toss one in my backpack to help cover the...