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12/23/2019
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The misfolded prion that causes chronic wasting disease can adapt in a way that might enable it to infect other species, and researchers have identified four different strains, says Debbie McKenzie, an associate professor at the University of Alberta. The prions linger in the soil and can be spread by eating infected meat or through urine or feces of animals that eat diseased animals, and there is no vaccine or treatment for it.

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