Scientists Think Zombie Deer Disease Could Spread To Humans

You may want to start prepping for a future zombie apocalypse. According to PopSci.com, researchers from the University of Minnesota say that chronic wasting disease or CWD could be transmitted to humans in the near future.

CWD causes symptoms that include a lack of coordination, aggression, drooling, stumbling and lack of fear. Basically, it's turning deer into zombies. So far, the deer population in 24 states and two provinces in Canada have possibly been affected.

Michael Osterholm, director of the university’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Prevention said "it is probable that human cases of CWD associated with the consumption of contaminated meat will be documented in the years ahead. It is possible that number of human cases will be substantial and will not be isolated events.”

Not everyone is convinced though. Patrick Bosque, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, says it would be obvious by now if humans were highly susceptible to CWD.

 
 
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