Chronic wasting disease posing potential threat to humans

It’s commonly referred to as the ‘zombie deer disease.’ Chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is always fatal in cervids like deer, moose, elk and caribou, is increasing in Saskatchewan—and research is warning about its potential threat to humans who consume infected meat. The contagious disease is similar to mad cow, scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans. CWD...

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