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Dr. Krysten Schuler: Chronic wasting disease

Dr. Krysten Schuler, from Cornell University, will be available for interviews on Tuesday, October 10, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Tuesday, October 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Chronic wasting disease is a degenerative, contagious, always-fatal brain disease affecting deer and related animals that has spread across much of the United States.

Available expert:

Dr. Krysten Schuler is a wildlife disease ecologist at Cornell University. She can discuss topics including:

  • How the disease sickens and kills infected deer;
  • How an outbreak can affect a regional deer population;
  • Where the disease has been detected in the United States;
  • Whether it poses a threat to human health; and
  • What hunters and people who eat deer meat should know about chronic wasting disease.

Declared interests:

Dr. Schuler was previously with the U.S. Geological Survey at the National Wildlife Health Center. She currently volunteers as a science advisor for the National Deer Association and the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

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