When it comes to fighting CWD, any news that helps us stop the spread it is good news. And that is exactly what we have here, a little good news that hopefully will result in in bigger news farther down the road.
According to Wisconsin
It was widely assumed that soaking tools in bleach would kill chronic wasting disease prions from infected deer. This is because bleach has been used to destroy other deadly prions. However, no study actually tested it on CWD prions. Thanks to this study the suspension is confirmed.
Another good thing that came out of this study was that the amount of bleach needed to kill the prions was reduced.
Unfortunately, beach is only effective on metal surfaces. Beach has proven to be ineffective on prions that are on flesh.
One discouraging aspect of the study is that they found even tiny pieces of tissue weren’t effectively inactivated by bleach under the conditions they tested,” said Joel Pederson, a soil science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has researched CWD prions.
In the fight against CWD every bit of knowledge counts and every piece of information hopefully leads us closer to an effective way to control it and it’s spread.