Study aims for early detection of chronic wasting disease in animals

06/13/2010 | Great Falls Tribune (Mont.)

U.S. researchers are working to figure out a way to detect chronic wasting disease in animals before symptoms become apparent. In their study, researchers have exposed mice to scrapie, a sheep disease that is similar to CWD in elk. "If we are successful, we should have markers to determine if an animal is infected before you start seeing disease-specific changes," one researcher said.

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