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Volume 10, Number 6—June 2004

Research

Environmental Sources of Prion Transmission in Mule Deer

Michael W. Miller*Comments to Author , Elizabeth S. Williams†, N. Thompson Hobbs‡, and Lisa L. Wolfe*
Author affiliations: *Colorado Division of Wildlife, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA; ‡Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Chronic wasting disease arising in mule deer exposed to environments contaminated by residual excreta, carcasses, or other infected deera


Exposure source
Unexposed
Replicate Infected deer Infected carcass Residual excreta
1
1/4b
0/3
1/3
0/2
2
0/2
2/4
0/3
0/2
3
1/4
1/5
0/3
NAc
Total 2/10 3/12 1/9 0/4

aIncidence (number infected/number at risk).
bNumber positive/number exposed (not including infected source deer).
cNot applicable; controls included only two replicate paddocks.

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