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Research Project: TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIATION, AND PATHOBIOLOGY OF TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHIES

Location: Virus and Prion Research

Title: Characterization of the first case of naturally occurring chronic wasting disease in a captive red deer (Cervus elaphus) in North America

Author
item LEHMKUHL, AARON - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item THOMSEN, BRUCE - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item Greenlee, Justin
item BALACHANDRAN, ARU - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
item O'Rourke, Katherine
item HALL, S. MARK - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2013
Publication Date: 5/26/2013
Citation: Lehmkuhl, A.L., Thomsen, B.V., Greenlee, J.J., Balachandran, A., O'Rourke, K., Hall, S. 2013. Characterization of the first case of naturally occurring chronic wasting disease in a captive red deer (Cervus elaphus) in North America. Prion 2013. AD-12-Prion (2013).7:22.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting cervids that is caused by the accumulation of an abnormal prion protein. CWD has been diagnosed in captive and free-ranging elk (Cervus canadensis), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and moose (Alces alces) in North America. This report describes the identification and characterization of the first case of CWD in a naturally infected, captive red deer in North America (Cervus elaphus).