U.S. hunters warn all Americans about zombie deer, whose numbers are rapidly increasing. Experts also claim that deer and elk diseases spread throughout the country threatening people. Specialists say that CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease)is a disease that penetrates into the bodies of animals and affects their brain/spinal cord and all tissues were recorded in 25 states. Huff Post claims that the disease may appear several years after infection. This dangerous disease enters the body through saliva, blood or urine. At the moment, doctors do not have an effective vaccine.
Zombie animals immediately lose weight, coordination and also have thirst and attack people. Fortunately, cases of attacks on people and transmission of the virus were not recorded, but doctors are not happy, because it can happen at any time. Armed, hunters began to search for zombie deer to kill them and prevent the development of the disease in different states.
"We are confident that this disease will go to people. This is just a matter of time, as people can eat infected meat. We have to be prepared for this," said Michael Osterholm from Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease.
According to the CDC, recent studies have shown that the mutant protein infects the organisms of animals carrying human genes. Experts are sure that monkeys and squirrels will be infected too. In the course of vaccine research and development, specialists require appropriate funding, about $1.8 million.
“We watched the disease spread to different states. Unfortunately, we didn’t find a solution that would stop CWD, but we can still find a vaccine and save many lives,” said Dr. Jeremy Schefers, one of the leading experts in the fight against CWD.
"My colleagues and I insist on carrying out all the research and development of vaccines needed. People are always at risk as zombies can attack at any time," Schefers added.
Officials and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture have developed cautionary measures. First of all, Americans need to avoid meeting with zombie animals. All who work with meat must have a special suit and gloves for safety. Experts also do not recommend working with the brain and spinal cord of animals.
Hunters will continue to look for infected animals to prevent the spread of CWD.
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