Fourteen countries in the United States and two provinces in Canada reported cases of chronic cachexia (CWD) in wild deer, poor and poor, reported the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). EThis deadly neurological disease is also known as zombie deer disease.
According to The New York Post, this disorder causes a lot of weight loss in animals and makes them walk in repetitive patterns and lose fear of people.
For the first time in the late sixties, Colorado was a rash, a chronic disease slowly spreading to other places, and by January 2019 It has been registered in 251 districts of 24 countries. The CDC notes that cases are registered in Norway, Finland and South Korea.
Although the disease has not yet been reported in humans, some experts have expressed it his concern that this evil could have affected them. Thus, experts from the University of Minnesota argue that CWD should be considered a public health problem.
Michael Osterholm, a specialist in this subject, said this "It is likely that in the next few years, cases of people with chronic disease associated with the consumption of contaminated meat will be documented.". "It is possible that the number of cases on people is significant and not isolated events," he added.
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The expert compared chronic wasting diseases with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or crazy diseases), they find that experts did not believe in time to spread to people.
It is believed that CWD is transmitted through proteins, called prions in body fluids, such as mud, saliva, blood or urine, and can remain in the environment for a long time, reports New York Post. There is no vaccine or treatment against the disease, and the symptoms may last up to one year.
A Canadian study last year showed that macaques that were fed with CWD-infected meat developed.