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‘Zombie deer disease’ epidemic is raising concern

2024-01-01T18:08:17+00:00
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  • ‘Zombie deer disease’ is spreading in the U.S.
  • Deer in Yellowstone Park are becoming ill.
  • Chronic wasting disease (CWD) raises alarms.

Scientists in the United States are concerned about a disease that affects deer.

The disease has been spreading through several U.S. states.

It is beginning to raise alarms.

Authorities warn that there is no way to treat it if it jumps to humans.

What is the zombie deer disease?

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This disease affects the nervous system.

It causes symptoms such as weight loss, disorientation and apathy in deer.

It has been seen in Canada, Norway and South Korea.

It is also called chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Can CWD affect people?

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At the moment, no cases have been recorded in humans.

However, the lack of treatments and vaccines raises concern.

CWD is highly contagious among deer.

The alarming thing about the situation is that there is no way to treat it.

Why is it called zombie deer disease?

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It is called zombie deer disease due to its effects on both the brain and the nervous system, according to The Guardian.

Affected animals exhibit strange behavior.

They begin to drool and become lethargic.

Many also have a haggard appearance and a blank look.

What do the experts say?

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In addition to warning about this disease, the importance of preparation was highlighted.

As mentioned before, there are no cases recorded in humans at the moment.

However it is very contagious among animals.

Authorities label it an emerging wildlife threat.

Some compare the disease to the effects of fentanyl

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Some symptoms of this disease have been compared to drugs on social media.

Some say it is similar to the effects of consuming fentanyl.

Symptoms range from erratic movements to deterioration of the skin.

It’s a reality that is worrying and terrifying.

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