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Species similar to humans can't contract wildlife-killing disease (Chronic Wasting Disease) , 13-year study finds

May 1, 2018View for printing

A 13-year study at Rocky Mountain Laboratories https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/rocky ... aboratories in Hamilton, Montana found no evidence that Chronic Wasting Disease can bridge the species barrier between cervids like deer to a species of monkeys genetically similar to humans.

While that news may provide some comfort to Montana deer hunters, one of the chief scientists of the study said people need to remain cautious when processing or consuming wild game.

"At the end of the day, macaque monkeys are not humans," said Brent Race, a RML veterinary staff scientist.

PERRY BACKUS pbackus@missoulian.com

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