decontaminating CWD on processing equipment.

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  1. WILDCATWICK

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    One word stands out in the title of the article "Strategy Appears Feasible for Decontaminating Hunting, Meat Processing Equipment".

    50 years later and bleach is the answer.
     

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    I am a surgeon, and if we operate on a patient with Creutzfeld-Jakob, ALL of the instruments get thrown away.

    I’m not buying it....
     
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    The CDC (should someone wish to reprocess instruments from a CJD case) suggests keeping the instruments wet (immersed) from the time of exposure in water, and then soaking in 20000 ppm NaOCl for an hour (Half strength bleach) prior to autoclaving them for an hour.

    Ain’t gonna happen at bubbas butcher shop and deer emporium...
     
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    Went elk hunting in CO back in 2005. CO P&W suggested boiling our knives in 50/50 bleach solution. Absolutely ruined our knives. Even the steel. If bleach were the answer, the question would have been answered decades ago. I agree with juno above.
     
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    Add bleach to the mosquito spray kill two birds with one stone .(kidding )
     
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    Im sure its bs but if bleach really is proven to work on this then every single person in our dnr should be fired lol
     
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    Thanks for the link.
    Disconcerting that even protracted exposure to 6% hypochlorite (classically, bleach is 5%) didn’t do much to decontaminate tiny pieces of solid brain material.

    Nasty stuff...
     
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    What about the claim by some that it isn't spread from prions in the first place, but a bacteria? In that case, it should be easier
     
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    Weird that bleach was tried before and the results were negative as far as it killing prions .Now that processors have contaminated equipment it works . Got my tinfoil hat on now and I am thinking something does not add up .
     
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    Bleach is too cheap. They cant make any money or taxes off that
     
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