Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007
Levels of Abnormal Prion Protein in Deer and Elk with Chronic Wasting Disease
|Species (condition)||Brain||Spleen||Nodes||Tonsil||Natural transmission|
|Mule deer (CWD)||12/12||2/10||12/12||9/10||High|
|White-tailed deer (CWD)||3/3||1/3||3/3||2/3||High|
*PrPres, disease-associated prion protein; TSE, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; CWD, chronic wasting disease; BSE, bovine spongiform encephalopathy; Neg, negative.
†Distribution of PrPres or infectivity in peripheral tissues of TSE affected ruminants was compared. Data for deer and elk were determined in the study presented here. Data for sheep are from an earlier publication (30) as are the data for cattle (14,15)
‡Data from (30).
§Data from (14).