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From: TSS ()
Subject: CWD NY CONSUMPTION AND CONTACT 'DON'T TOUCH THAT ANIMAL' or 'don't worry, be happy'
Date: April 9, 2005 at 9:22 am PST

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Subject: CWD NY CONSUMPTION AND CONTACT 'DON'T TOUCH THAT ANIMAL' or 'don't worry, be happy'
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 11:30:23 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/zoonoses/cwd.htm

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Are there any precautions for handling, processing, or eating meat from
deer or elk?
To minimize the risk of transmission of any infectious diseases when
handling or processing animals, the following precautions are recommended:
∑ Deer or elk that are observed to be ill, or found dead, should not
be handled and should not be eaten.
∑ Wear rubber gloves when field dressing carcasses.
∑ Wash instruments and any parts of the body exposed to animal
tissues, blood, urine, etc. thoroughly with soap and water.
∑ Minimize handling brain or spinal tissues/fluids and wash hands
thoroughly with soap and water afterward if such handling occurred. If
these nervous tissues or fluids get into a fresh open break in a
person's skin or the eyes, mouth, or nose, contact the local health
department to evaluate possible rabies exposure and need for testing the
animal for other diseases.
∑ Request if possible that individual animals are processed
individually, without meat from other animals being added together.
∑ Although no CWD risk to humans has been identified from consumption
of organ meat, in general consumption of organ meat (including brain,
spinal cord, and other nervous tissue, spleen, pancreas, eyes, tonsils,
lymph nodes) may pose a greater risk of infection with a number of
diseases. Boning out meat, including removal of fat, connective tissue,
and lymph nodes, should be done with animals from states with confirmed
CWD.
∑ Animals testing positive for CWD should not be distributed or
donated for human consumption.
∑ For more information about handling, processing, or eating meat
from deer or elk in other states, contact those state agriculture,
wildlife, and health agencies.
Are there any risks from deer waste or products?
Although there is no indication of human infection due to contact with
deer waste or products related to CWD-infected deer or elk, the
following general disease control precautions are recommended:
∑ Avoid contact with animal bodily waste material, and clean up
animal waste from areas frequented by children.
∑ If there is skin contact with animal waste, wash the area with soap
and water immediately.
∑ Deer scent products should be formulated with methods to avoid
concerns about CWD contamination.

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http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/zoonoses/cwd.htm

OR

> Observer-Dispatch
>
> VERONA - The white-tailed deer recently diagnosed with chronic wasting
> disease was one of the deer donated to the Verona Fire Department and
> served at its Annual Sportsmen's Feast on Sunday, March 13, an Oneida
> County Health Department spokesman said today.
>
> People who consumed the venison need not worry about contracting the
> disease, spokesman Ken Fanelli said.
>
> "There's no indication whatsoever that the disease has been linked to
> human illness of any kind," Fanelli.
>
> The deer was donated before the health department knew it had the
> disease, according to the health department.


http://www.uticaod.com/news/updates/update2005-04-04.htm


Don't touch that animal !

BUT, if it was served at Verona, No problem at all, Don't worry, be happy?

right... talk about 'mixed signals' ...TSS

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