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OSU Receives Chronic Wasting Disease Grant

(Corvallis, OR) -- Oregon State University has received a grant to create a testing program for chronic wasting disease. It's spread through animals' waste and saliva. Infected deer, elk and moose can be contagious for months before showing symptoms. It has been detected as close as Idaho, but not yet in Oregon. Fish and Wildlife officials say it's only a matter of time. Having a testing facility in Oregon will reduce the time it takes to get results. The one-year grant will allow the OSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to get the equipment and training necessary to conduct the tests.

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