Great, now I have to be scared of deer too

Earlier this year, an infectious disease expert warned that a deadly disease found in deer could infect humans in the near future.

Often referred to as “zombie deer” disease because of the symptoms, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been reported in at least 26 states in the continental United States and in four provinces in Canada. In addition, CWD has been reported in reindeer and/or moose in Norway, Finland, and Sweden, and a small number of imported cases have been reported in South Korea. The disease has also been found in farmed deer and elk.


The map at the link doesn’t show any cases in California, but a few years back, it devastated the blacktail herd on the western slope of the Sierras.

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5 Responses to Great, now I have to be scared of deer too

  1. Paul B says:

    Not overly worried as the deer will show symptoms and if you do not eat the brain or spinal tissues you should be OK.

    If the deer does not look healthy, leave it.

  2. just sayin says:

    then there were those dutch arseholes who, rather than try find a cure for cancer or anything silly like that, mutated that latest strain of bird flu, so that humans can now die from it, and they were so happy they told the whole world what they did!
    but then, l once had a dutch friend who said “our race was born after a German fucked a pig”

  3. Mike_C says:

    Of course you should be scared of deer. They clearly aren’t scared of us. Not even the baby deer.

  4. arc says:

    Possibly could maybe infect you, but won’t. Just avoid funky shit like the brain if you are worried.

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