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Research Project: Skin Test to Detect Chronic Wasting Disease Infection

Location: Virus and Prion Research

Project Number: 5030-32000-114-05-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2018
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Objective:
The objective of this agreement is to test the effectiveness of Raman Spectroscopic analysis on skin samples to identify animals infected with chronic wasting disease.

Approach:
Raman spectroscopy techniques were developed previously by the cooperator using skin samples from experimentally infected white-tailed deer. Will be tested on field samples obtained by ARS scientists for the project.