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Tue May 21, 2013
Chronic Wasting Disease in Wyoming continues its push north and west
Chronic Wasting Disease is creeping closer to western Wyoming's winter elk feedgrounds and Yellowstone National Park.
A retired U.S Fish and Wildlife Service biologist says this is something the public and policy-makers must pay close attention to.
Dr. Bruce Smith is a former senior biologist at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming and author of "Where Elk Roam: Conservation and Biopolitics of Our National Elk Herd."
In the first of our two-part interview, Smith -a resident of Sheridan, Montana- explains to Edward O'Brien the basic science behind C.W.D.
In short, it's an insidious, highly transmissible disease that sticks around in its environment