Several scientists are sounding the alarm after cases of an infection known as zombie deer disease have spread to 32 states. The deadly brain parasite, which is formally named chronic wasting disease, causes symptoms including loss of coordination, weight loss, lethargy, and uncontrolled drooling. The disease mainly infects deer, elk, and moose. U.S. officials started voicing concerns over chronic wasting disease after a deer was found with the infection in Yellowstone National Park in November. That has left many scientists concerned that the parasite could eventually mutate and spread to humans who eat infected meat. Dr. Fred Browne of Griffin Health explained the issue at hand and what it means for you.
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