While the article referenced below presents some very interesting findings it is important to remember that there has been no evidence of CWD specific prions infecting humans. With this said, the phrase “prudence in the face of uncertainty” comes to mind and is the very reason that, while humans haven’t shown any susceptibility to the disease that consumption of normally infective material (i.e. brain, eyes, spinal cords, and lymph tissue from CWD positive animals) should not be consumed.
The reality is that there is more at stake
here than property values…deer hunting is a tradition in
MUCC will continue to push our state managers and policy makers to do everything possible to keep CWD out of the state and we look forward to seeing all of you there to back us up.
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prions found in deer meat
Their article in the journal Science represents the first time scientists have found the proteins that cause the affliction, chronic wasting disease, in the meat and muscle of deer.