Health officials say there’s no evidence that suggests the disease is harmful to the public
AUSTIN – Are “zombie deer” real? The answer is yes, and they’ve been found in Texas.
Deer at six breeding sites in the state have recently tested positive for “zombie deer” disease, or Chronic Wasting Disease, prompting an emergency order from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department... More about this article in the link below…
Unfortunately this article is unbelievable something in the Deers eyes eyewitnesses say that there is green lights in the woods they are not zombie but they are part dead and walk dead still trying to survive and funny things about nature things work out but scary people who are freaking out about this article its not the first time this happens in Nature things tend to work this out shocking and difficult to make sense of prion its a flesh eating bacteria I’m no expert… believe it or not
This chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, meaning the deer are exposed to a pathogen (a protein called a prion) that causes holes throughout the brain, making the organ look like a sponge by the time of death.
To date, there is no strong evidence for the occurrence of CWD in people, and it is not known if people can get infected with CWD prions. Nevertheless, these experimental studies raise the concern that CWD may pose a risk to people and suggest that it is important to prevent human exposures to CWD.
A prion is a type of protein that can trigger normal proteins in the brain to fold abnormally. Prion diseases can affect both humans and animals and are sometimes spread to humans by infected meat products. The most common form of prion disease that affects humans is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).