Ticks may be a source of spread for chronic wasting disease in deerJul 06, 2023 09:38AM ● By Content Editor
By Eric Galatas - WXPR News - July 6, 2023
Scientists are gaining ground in the race to understand what is causing the spread of chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in deer and elk.
Stuart Lichtenberg - research scientist at the University of Minnesota and co-author of a new University of Wisconsin at Madison-led report - said the team wanted to find out if deer ticks that were found on white tail deer killed by hunters carried prions, the misfolded proteins that spread the disease.
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