Scientist raises questions about CWD’s cause (by Brett French)
By angelamontana

Posted: March 1, 2019
It has been pretty accepted science that chronic wasting disease – an always fatal neurological disease that infects elk, deer and moose – is caused by prions, which are misfolded proteins. Turns out a scientist in Louisiana claims that’s not true. His research points to a bacteria as the cause of the disease. Other scientists disagree, saying the prion theory is well proven. But a Pennsylvania wildlife group is supporting the Louisiana scientist’s work in hopes of finding a field testing kit for the disease and even an eventual vaccination. To learn more, check out my story in the Billings Gazette. https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/scientist-claims-chronic-wasting-disease-is-caused-by-bacteria/article_36f56b83-bcf4-5250-8b0c-98950b933380.html
(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)