The disease zombie-deer, may have already jumped

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2019-11-22 16:40:09

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The disease zombie-deer, may have already jumped

a cure for the disease, which kills deer today

In February of this year experts of the Centre for control and prevention of diseases (CDC) issued a warning about the dangers of eating reindeer meat. Concern of experts was fatal infection that affects deer of North America. Chronic debilitating disease, which is popularly referred to as “the disease ” eats away at the brain of the poor animals, resulting in zombie-like symptoms, such as aggression, excessive salivation difficulty in walking and symptoms of dementia. Recently, the Director of the Center for research and policy in infectious diseases Michael Osterholm told the publication that the transmission of the virus from deer to human may already have taken place. Simply we do not know about it.

What is a Chronic debilitating disease?

Chronic wasting disease caused by prions — a special class of infectious agents, which have abnormal structure and do not contain nucleic acids. Scientists are well familiar with another form of spongiform encephalopathy — prion neurodegenerative disease called mad cow disease. A Chronic debilitating disease affects deer, white-tailed deer, elk, mule deer and elk. Prions turn the brain of infected animals in a kind of sponge, eaten holes in the brain tissue, resulting in animals losing fear of humans and behave aggressively. Cure for the disease there.

Earlier this year, the Internet was full of videos, in which deer broke into their homes and even died at the bottom of the pool. However, the most frightening were the scenes of hunting, showing horrific and truly frightening as sick animals. It is not surprising that social networks are talking about the beginning , but researchers are reminded that any comparison is sick of the deer with the zombie unscientific.

Prions turn the brains of infected animals into the sponge.

But a serious concern is the consumption of venison. Now, when in many States operates a hunting season for deer, again, experts are sounding the alarm about Chronic wasting disease. However, according to some experts it may be too late to stop the spread of this spongiform encephalopathy among people.

what do you think, is it really Chronic debilitating disease contagious to humans? Let's talk about this with participants

How not to catch a disease of deer-a zombie?

In an interview with The Independent Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for research and policy diseases noted a frightening precedent: experts in healthcare it took almost a decade to realize that a spongiform encephalopathy of cattle (we are talking about BSE), is transmitted to humans. According to experts, the likelihood of Contracting any form of debilitating Chronic disease is very high. A key factor of the deadly disease and its radical difference from mad cow disease, is the depletion of muscles. Thus, anyone who eats venison at risk of fall victim to a prion disease.

the Presence of such a dangerous disease among the deer another factor in favor of non-meat

Government and Canada, where it was also detected infected animals that call hunters to check any they killed deer for Chronic wasting disease. If hunters have any reason to believe that the animal may be infected, use the meat for food it is impossible under any circumstances. We will remind that earlier experiments have shown that the disease is a zombie deer can be transmitted to monkeys.

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