The mysterious zombie disease that kills deer can spread to humans

Deer in North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the nervous system of animals and scientists are worried that the infection can transcend humans.

“Zombie-deer disease” was first discovered in 1967 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since infected wild herds of deer in 24 US states and in Canada, as well as in South Korea and Norway.

“CWD goes from animal to animal through prions, incompatible proteins that cause the growth of other proteins around them. Various prion diseases, as a rule, are harmful to certain species, but can develop to overcome these limitations. ”

Scientists urge hunters not to use deer meat for food until it is checked for contamination. You do not want to eat a piece of deer meat, and then this piece of meat will eat your brain ?! – Scientists write.

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