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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:26 pm 
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https://centredailytimes.org/armenia/researchers-claim-cure-deadly-deer-elk-disease-04200664

let's hope they are right and have the cause and cure...

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Pennsylvania sportsmen are teaming up with researchers from Louisiana State University, who claim to have found a cure to chronic wasting disease, WJAC reports.

The United Sportsmen of Pennsylvania say a doctor at LSU has identified a previously unknown bacterium that causes CWD, mainly in deer and elk, which the group says poses a devastating threat to all wildlife.

USP is raising funds for those researchers to develop on-site testing kits for hunters to test their harvest for the disease.

Within the next three years, they also plan to release vaccines to help both captive and wild deer populations.

USP is seeking to raise over $250,000 to donate to LSU for test kits and vaccine developments.

Meanwhile, officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Department of Agriculture released a statement regarding the disease Monday.

They say the always-fatal brain disease has been detected in some areas of the commonwealth with increasing regularity, threatening deer and deer hunting.

In the statement, officials say they want to make it clear that decades of research have provided abundant evidence that prions, which are misfolded proteins, are the infectious agent of CWD.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:42 pm 
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A bacterium is causing brain proteins to misfold? I wonder if this potential treatment might apply equally to CJD in humans, which can come from infected steer or sheep tissues, or has been found in farmed link and perhaps other livestock. It makes sense they these would all be linked to a similar root cause. A bunch of folks in the UK died from this thing in the 1990's. Man, that'd be great if they've finally actually found the source.


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