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Deer-zombie: in the US and Canada recorded the threat of disease

Added Thu, 28/02/2019
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Sat, 16/02/2019

In 24 us States in wild deer and elk recorded a debilitating disease that affects the Central nervous system. About it reports CNN with reference to the Center for control and prevention of diseases (CDC).

Doctors warn hunters that they should not have contact with animals and not eat potentially contaminated meat.

Infected animals may experience rapid weight loss, loss of coordination and lethargy. In addition, they become more aggressive when in contact with people.

The CDC says that this disease belongs to the family of "rapidly progressing, invariably fatal neurodegenerative disorders". Previously it is established that it is transmitted through bodily fluids, the incubation period is about a year, and in some animals for many years. However always fatal.

Can the disease be transmitted to humans is still unknown.

For the first time the disease was discovered in the 1960s in Colorado, deer in captivity in 1981 – the wild deer. The cases recorded in Canada, Finland and Norway.

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