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Dec 7, 2019

Sickness like mad cow disease is spreading in deer — and could infect humans

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

A DEADLY infection similar to mad cow disease is spreading in deer — and could infect humans, experts have warned.

Officials are monitoring cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD), which attacks the brain, spinal cord and other tissue, in North America.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the disease — sometimes referred to as ‘zombie deer’ — has now spread to at least 26 states.

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