This disease is also called ‘Zombie disease’, which is mysterious in itself. The chronic wasting disease has since spread to 26 states.
A very contagious and very fast-spreading virus has caused havoc in the Canadian deer species. Health experts say that this chronic wasting disease (CWD) remains a matter of concern in at least two Canadian provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This disease is also called ‘Zombie disease’, which is mysterious in itself. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a very serious communicable disease. Let us know why this is such a serious disease.
This disease was 40 years ago
According to the report, CWD was originally found exclusively in deer in the late 1960s. After that, again in 1981, this disease was spread in the animals of Colorado.
This disease has spread in these 26 states
The chronic wasting disease has since spread to about 26 states, due to which the disease has been termed endemic. The disease is widespread in Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota.
avoid eating deer
The Center for Disease Control says that hunters are particularly at the greatest risk of the disease, so the CWD recommends avoiding eating infected deer to prevent the spread of the disease.
This condition is associated with these diseases.
Chronic wasting disease is associated with a particular class of pathogens called prions. It is very similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which is more commonly known as cow mad disease. In addition, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), which affects humans and sheep, as well as goats, belongs to the same class as this disease.
CWD issued a warning
Although no case has been reported in humans so far, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a stern warning saying that do not forget to hunt deer and eat it, especially from places where they are infected. Apart from this, if the deer is found positive, do not forget to eat its meat.