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Ten Additional Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in West Virginia

 
Monday, January 17, 2011
 
Ten Additional Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in West Virginia
 
 
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Aerosols Transmit Prions to Immunocompetent and Immunodeficient Mice

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/01/aerosols-transmit-prions-to.html

 
 
 
 
 

 

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 Whew! That 2nd article was

 Whew! That 2nd article was one of those that (1) you need a dictionary beside you in order to read it and (2) gives you a headache.  What??

BUT - it sure points out that this nasty disease is spreading all over the country. I first heard of it in the Western states - mostly 1st and 2nd tier from Canada, then northern Midwest states like MN, WI and MI, now it's moving south to West VA.

 To think that we never heard of it a generation ago, now it seems to be cropping up everywhere!

 

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lots of people speculate that

lots of people speculate that CWD in WV was brought there by the reintroduction of infected elk that were reintroduced in kentucky.

The story I've heard is that the elk came from Montana and colorado, places where CWD was already documented.

But this is speculation, I've never read an official report that said it in those words. I'm not sure there is sufficient scientific eveidence to support it as a viable theory.

so far, i'm glad CWD isn't becoming a problem. I think state management of deer herds has been reducing the amount of transmittence by over harvesting in key areas. those biologists are a little smarter than we give them credit for from time to time.

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amazing

It's amazing how quickly this disease is spreading, even with the careful eye of state fish and wildlife departments.  Many states now have regulations about bringing wild animals into the state from other areas.  I don't know how that could spread the disease but I'd rather have them err on the side of caution.

I hunted one year in Utah and killed a deer that had some disease.  It wasn't chronic wasting disease but it was certainly ugly.  I took the animal to the fish and game department and was issued a new tag.  The animal was disposed of by the game department.  When it comes to being careful with our wildlife, we can't take too many precautions.

To my knowledge, I haven't heard of any chronic waste disease here in Washington yet.  But that's only to "my" limited knowledge.

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It's interesting reading all

It's interesting reading all the cwd posts that Flounder puts up even though they can be confusing. Although Colorado has been one of the hot states since the beginning I personally have not yet come across an infected animal nor have any of my friends. I know it's getting closer to where I live but it's not here yet.

Does anybody know how many states are actually positive now? Obviously it's more than I realized based on these threads.

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I think we had one here in

I think we had one here in Maryland last season.

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It is so amazing how

It is so amazing how devasating that diease can be.  Hopefully they will get it under control quickly and let the herd suffer to bad like it did here in Colorado.  The herd here is finally starting to make a comback after many years of very low deer numbers.