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« on: April 26, 2003, 12:39:00 PM »
Chronic wasting disease (mad cow disease-BSE) has shown up in deer in the State of Wisconsin, USA.

Another 14 deer with chronic wasting disease have been found in Wisconsin, all within the area where the fatal brain disease
was discovered a year ago, the state Department of Natural Resources
reported Friday.

The new cases bring the total number of diseased deer found in the Mount
Horeb area to 204.

Like in the BSE situation in Great Britain, the state is saying there is no danger to humans if they are eaten. There is a one billion dollar hunting business in the state that is threatened by the discovery of the prion disease in dear.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005, 09:37:00 PM »
The first deer to be found infected with  chronic wasting disease (CWD) in New York is also the first outside the U.S. Midwest or Rocky Mountain region.

Chronic wasting disease is said to not harm humans. It is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy disease like mad cow disease.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005, 06:37:00 PM »
I want to recommend the following site for BSE (mad-cow news):

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/madcow

The old BSE news site that I use to go to died, so I now regularly visit this one.  If you know of another BSE news site then post it here.  I regard "mad cow", "mad pig", "mad goat", "mad deer", etc., as a most interesting phenomenon and the fulfillment of God removing his protecting hand froma godless world.

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2005, 09:52:00 PM »
CWD spreads to a new area in Canada. Star Phoenix
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2005, 10:31:00 PM »
The discovery of chronic wasting disease in a mule deer in the Sacramento Mountains in June has prompted the State Department of Game and Fish to require deer and elk hunters observe restrictions regarding the
handling of animals harvested in some areas of southern New Mexico. The origin of CWD in New Mexico is unknown. The disease has been found in 12 wild deer in New Mexico since
2002, when it first was discovered at the main headquarters housing area of White Sands Missile Range east of Las Cruces. To date, no CWD-infected elk have been found in New Mexico, although the disease has been found in wild and captive deer and elk in eight states and two Canadian provinces.

Source: New Mexico Game and Fish Dept.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2005, 09:24:00 AM »
CWD infected meat served at banquet
Updated: 4/6/2005 6:14 AM

There's Word out of Oneida County that meat from one of the two deer with chronic waste disease was recently served at the Verona Fire Department's sportsman's banquet.

The Oneida County Health Department says the herd owner who donated the meat to the Fire Department didn't know the deer had the disease. And there's no cause for alarm. Health officials want people to know the disease hasn't been found to affect humans. But they still want to hear from people who may have eaten venison at the banquet.

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2005, 02:20:00 PM »
"Health officials want people to know the disease hasn't been found to affect humans." Yes, peace and safety is the word for those who still eat the flesh of cows, sheep, and deer. Sadly the truth will come to the front when it is too late for many. Adults may act foolishly, but they ought to have some concern for their children in this matter. Eating the flesh and eggs or drinking the milk of sick animals produces disease in humans.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2005, 09:27:00 AM »
"It’s a time-honored principle of wildlife management that when you feed wildlife, you pay a big price for it. For elk hunters—and everybody else who likes seeing elk—that bill will soon be due because Wyoming’s feedgrounds double as a Chronic Wasting Disease time bomb ready to explode."

“That’s true,” answers Robert Hoskins, president of the Dubois Wildlife Association . “It is a time bomb...We’re just waiting for CWD to hit. We’re doing everything we can to stop the feeding, but we are rebuffed every time. The livestock industry is in complete control of this whole thing.”

“It’s an eventuality,” agrees Tom Roffe, chief of wildlife health and veterinarian for the Fish and Wildlife Service in Bozeman. “It’s not a matter of if, but when.”  New West Net

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2005, 08:04:00 PM »
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) announced today that a mule deer buck taken by a hunter in game management unit (GMU) 102 has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD to be found in GMU 102, which is located in southern Yuma County. The deer was taken near the headwaters of Black Wolf Creek.

Are we starting to get excited about what is happening? Not yet? OK, just keep watching. And if you are still asleep, let me reassure your with another statment from the same report. "Federal and state health officials have found no connection between CWD and human health."

But, for those who wonder if there is a possibitlity.....the report does say "As a precaution, they recommend that humans not consume meat from animals that appear ill or test positive for the presence of disease, including CWD."

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2006, 10:43:00 AM »
Sixteen additional cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) have been detected in northern Illinois through sampling of hunter-harvested deer during the state’s 2005-06 deer seasons. The new cases include two deer taken by hunters in Ogle County, the first time CWD has been detected there.

“The Department of Natural Resources continues intensive sampling for CWD as part of our effort to slow the spread of the disease in our wild deer herd,” said Paul Shelton, manager of the IDNR Forest Wildlife Program.

Chronic wasting disease was first discovered in Illinois in November 2002 and to date Illinois has detected 112 positive cases.

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2006, 02:46:00 PM »
Here is the problem. There are too many deer so they pass on diseases to each other more easily. How do you cut down on the number of deer? Hunting of course, but if deer have sicknesses then less people will hunt them increasing the deer herd, increasing disease (not to mention car/deer accidents). Kind of a vicious circle without any viable answers. (While I would not eat deer I am very pro hunting, as everyone should be IMO)

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2006, 09:39:00 PM »
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has found eight new cases of chronic wasting disease in deer in Utah. The disease has spread to the central portion of the state, a new area of infection. The total known infected deer now stands at 26 in the state.

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2006, 09:36:00 PM »
The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa has verified the preliminary lab test conducted last week, which was positive for Kansas’ first occurrence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild deer. CWD has been documented in ten states.

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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2006, 08:37:00 AM »
Mad cow disease could spread through urine, Swiss study


Researchers from the University Hospital of Zurich have found that prions can be spread through urine. Prions are proteins that cause mad cow disease, CJD and scrapie.


http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=32053

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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2006, 11:01:00 AM »
It's official, prions found in the meat of animals.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/madcow/CWD013006.cfm

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2006, 02:04:00 PM »
It has been thought that urine might be the route of transmission of TSEs in the deer and elk. It is spreading quickly. Now, if it is transmitted in this manner in the cervid population, then why not in cattle? And sheep?

So, what does this mean to you and me? We live in an area where there are deer, cattle, and sheep. If prions are transmitted through urine, then you may want to consider the exposure of yourself and children to this fatal disease. The number one concern for some may be their water supply. Closely followed by the possbile contamination of their food.

Going beyond this, many feel safe because they do not come in direct contact with deer, sheep, or cattle. It will come as a surprise to some, but if humans are likely to contract CWD from deer, then why not animals that are not thought to get the disease? Like AIDs it appears that we have seen one of the plagues that will continue to spread in this world until Jesus comes.

Pets are at risk for contracting TSEs and if so and urine is a vector then more care will need to be taken for our children. It is becoming more dangerous to come in contact with animals. It used to be that eating the flesh and drining their milk was a high risk, now we are probably seeing that there is no safety in coming in contact with any of their bodily fluids. Something that parents need to consider along with all the other increasing dangers in this world.

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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2006, 07:42:00 PM »
There comes a time when we just have to decide what is an acceptable risk. For instance if, in fact urine is something what transmits these diseases then are we to say not more playing in the woods, lawns and other place where deer urinate? No of course not because we will say the benefits out weigh the risk.

I'm an avid backpacker and I take the risk of contracting West Nile, does that stop me? No, do I take precautions? No not really because the risk is very small.

Same with getting diseases from pets, the chances are very low so we take an acceptable risk and have pets, some of which share the bed with us.

Acceptable risk is something everyone of us weighs in on every single day of our lives but it is usually a unconscious action.

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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2006, 01:01:00 AM »
Yes, I tend to agree. I am of the opinion that if we go around telling our children they cannot play in certain areas, or that they have to give up "fluffy", we will do more injury than anything.

How do you think that child will remember christianity when years down the road he fondly remembers "fluffy" and then remembers that "Jesus" made him give up "fluffy"?

Also, if we avoid the woods and rivers and streams, as well as parks and lawns, etc...then we are creating an atmosphere of fear for ourselves and our families.

We were warned not to eat the meat of animals. We were not warned off of contact with animals.

If we communicate to our children that we are so fearful of our environment, how can we expect them to grow into a relationship of trust with the Lord?

If we present fear in our daily lives..."don't do that"...we are not being a good witness to our children, families, or friends. We need to trust the Lord at some point. That may be different for every person, but we have to make a stand somewhere.

I have no doubt that God considers you to be one of His friends; otherwise He would not trust you with so many crosses, sufferings and humiliations. Crosses are God's means of drawing souls closer to Himself.

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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2006, 10:17:00 PM »
The transmission of disease through bodily fluids is not something new. What is new is that the diseases of both animals and man are becoming more dangerous. Washing one's hands has always been important, but today it is different than two hundred years ago. If we do not want to touch human blood, how much more animal blood. The same goes for other bodily fluids.

Each one of us will have to decide how we are going to protect our families from infectious material.

There is new information out today from Black Hills South Dakota. Thirteen elk and eight deer were tested for CWD. Four elk were found to have CWD. "Since 1998, 123 deer and 34 elk in Wind Cave National Park have been tested for CWD. Of those animals, eight deer and eight elk have tested positive for CWD.

And here is the peace and safety message: "How the disease is transmitted is unknown, although at this time there is no evidence CWD can be transmitted to humans." The Black Hills Pioneer


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