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The disease of the zombie deer & # 39; it could expand to people

UNITED STATES. – Disease The "zombie" present warned 24 US states, and two provinces in Canada reported cases of chronic cachexia (CWD) in wild scenes, sore throats and gobies, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

According to The New York Post, this disorder causes a strong Losing weight in animals and making them walk in repetitive patterns, as well as the loss of fear of people. It was identified for the first time in the late 1960s in Colorado, a chronic disease spreading slowly to other places, and by January 2019 it was registered in 251 counties in 24 states. The CDC notes that there are also cases registered in Norway, Finland and South Korea.

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Although the disease has not yet been reported in humans, some experts have expressed concerns that this disease might affect them. So, experts from the University of Minnesota claim to be CWD should be treated as a public health problem, Michael Osterholm, a specialist in this entity, said that "it is likely that in the next few years there will be documented cases of people with chronic illness associated with eating contaminated meat." "It is possible that the number of cases of people is significant, not isolated events," he added.

The expert compared the chronic disease with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or cow disease), pointing out that experts did not believe for some time that this could be extended to humans.

It is believed that CWD is transmitted via proteins called prions in body fluids, such as stool, slime, blood or urine, and it can stay in the environment for a long time, says The New York Post. There are no vaccines or illnesses, and symptoms may last up to a year.

The Canadian survey showed last year bacteria that were fed with meat infected with CWD developed a disease.

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