'Zombie' Deer Disease: How to Prevent It and Avoid Eating Infected Meat

Experts warn that chronic wasting disease, found in deer, could begin to affect humans.

"It is probable that human cases of chronic wasting disease associated with consumption with contaminated meat will be documented in the years ahead," said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. "It’s possible the number of human cases will be substantial and will not be isolated events."

No cases of CWD have been reported in humans to date, but research suggests it poses a risk to humans. 

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