It may sound like a horror scene, but "zombie deer diseases" occur through the Midwest, and some experts warn that it could be a threat to humans. The disease, which is actually called chronic illness, affects deer, elk, and elk. The disease causes the brain, so that the animal slips and acts sluggishly, in a peculiar zombie-like condition.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that at least 24 states, as well as two provinces of Canada, have been reported in cases of chronic disease deterioration
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The disease is always fatal. It is believed that it spreads among animals through contact with contaminated liquids and body tissues. It can also be transmitted indirectly through the effects of the environment, for example, in contaminated drinking water or food.
"This is a disease that you can not get rid of," said Dale Garner, head of the Iowa Natural Resources Department at CBS Chicago. "There is still no treatment, so while you have a deer in the landscape, and it continues to spread from animal to animal, you probably will have more."
To date, there have been no cases of chronic exhaustion of the disease, or HZD, in humans. However, some experts have expressed concern that this could endanger people.
Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, recently warned that the nature of the disease is similar to the disease of crazy cows that can be transmitted from infected cows to humans.
"This is my best professional conclusion based on my experience in the field of healthcare … that it is likely that cases of human XZV associated with the use of contaminated mussels will be documented for years to come.
As a crazy cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans, chronic exhaustion of the disease is thought to be due to abnormal proteins called prions that multiply and cause damage to the brain and spinal cord. To be as safe as possible and to lower potential chronic risk The CDC recommends that people not touch the road murders and that hunters do not shoot, handle, or eat meat from deer and elk that look sick or is acting weird. Hunters should also wear gloves when wearing deer and should have test for food before meals