March 19, 2019 05:16 PM
The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota announced Tuesday it is launching a new program to combat the growing threat of Chronic Wasting Disease on wildlife.
A release said the Chronic Wasting Disease Response, Research and Policy Program is meant to respond to the disease and the possibility of animal-to-human and human-to-human transmission.
CWD affects wildlife like deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer and moose. The release said it has been found in 26 states and three Canadian provinces. Although it has not yet been found to cause infections in humans, the release said numerous health agencies advise people not to consume CWD-positive animals.
According to the release, the program will focus on:
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