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From: TSS ()
Subject: Local Man Diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease ?
Date: July 13, 2006 at 11:38 am PST

Local Man Diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease
Posted: 7/12/2006

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A man in Traverse City may be the first person to ever contract a deadly disease that normally plagues deer. Chronic Wasting Disease is commonly known as C.W.D. Now doctors have diagnosed a man in Traverse City with the disease which eats away at nerves.

Scott Kowalske's physician says they can not be 100% sure he has C.W.D. until a brain biopsy is performed. If Kowalske does suffer from the disease it would make him the first human to contract the condition. The only cure for C.W.D. is a stem cell transplant, which costs $35 thousand dollars.

9&10's Leah Beno and Photojournalist Dustin Bacon have the story.

DONT know what this is all about, and to state categorically that this man has human CWD, i think is a bit premature, not that i doubt cwd will transmit to humans. word i get is the man ate a lot of venison and it is his doctor putting this out that the man has human CWD. when the cdc AND CWRU gets ahold of this, it will turn out to be sCJD. ...TSS

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