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The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) in collaboration with the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) will be hosting a webinar titled, “First Evidence of Intracranial and Peroral Transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into Cynomolgus Macaques: A Work in Progress.” We invite you to attend and encourage you to share this announcement with your colleagues. Please note that registration is required for this webinar. Registration is free and the details are listed below.

 

First Evidence of Intracranial and Peroral Transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into Cynomolgus Macaques: A Work in Progress

Monday, July 10, 2017

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern Time

 

Description:

Recently, a team of researchers from Canada and Germany presented new scientific findings on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at the Prion 2017 conference (see attached abstract). CWD is a prion disease of deer, elk, and moose that causes fatal brain disease in infected animals. While no human cases of CWD have been reported to date, the new study findings showed cynomolgus macaques could be infected through oral inoculation of muscle meat from CWD-infected deer and elk, including some meat from asymptomatic animals. The new study findings raise concerns that humans who hunt or consume meat from infected animals could be at risk for CWD infection.

Dr. Stephanie Czub, will be discussing the new research findings in the webinar. In addition, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss current surveillance strategies for possible human cases of CWD in the United States.


For more information on prions: https://www.cdc.gov/prions/cwd/index.html

Presenter:

Stefanie Czub, DVM, PhD– Manager of the BSE Reference Laboratory and Scientist, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Webinar Registration Instructions:

  • Check the WebEx system requirements before the webinar. Pleasecontact WebEx for webinar troubleshooting.
  • To register, please click here. Once your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

Please contact Meri Phillips (mphillips@cste.org) for any questions regarding the webinar.

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