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Chronic Wasting Disease – Prions

by Vincent Racaniello, PhD
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    The lecture Chronic Wasting Disease – Prions by Vincent Racaniello, PhD is from the course Microbiology: Introduction.


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    1. Consumption of contaminated beef is known to have transmitted a TSE to humans.
    2. Humans may sporadically develop prion disease
    3. Scrapie can be transmitted to mice
    4. Humans may transmit prion disease to other humans via corneal transplants
    1. They involve collections of several different parasites all working together.
    2. They are uniformly undetectable before symptoms develop.
    3. No diagnostic tests exist that can tell if a person is infected with a prion.
    4. There are no effective treatments to cure a prion disease.
    5. They involve an incubation period and symptoms which involve neurological problems.
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    2. Goat
    3. Cow
    4. Hen
    5. Turkey
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    Author of lecture Chronic Wasting Disease – Prions

     Vincent Racaniello, PhD

    Vincent Racaniello, PhD


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