The living sweet are the living dead.
How to look it in the least, when one casts a glance on the U.s. hjortebestand, which right now suffers from a disease dubbed by the press 'Deer Zombie-disease', in Danish zombie-disease.
the Symptoms of the disease resemblance to the traits of zombies in popular culture. The disease affects the brain and spinal cord, where the brain is like a sponge, writing the North Carolina Wildlife Comission.
at the same time lose the animals much weight, loses balance, starts to drool, the eagles start to hang, they do not fear humans and may become aggressive.
if You need to compare the peculiar, and ultimately fatal, disease with something more well known, it must be mad cow disease.
It writes multiple media, including USA Today.
the Zombie disease, which is officially called Chronic wasting disease (CWD), has so far been recorded in 24 out of the Usa's 50 states.
Michael Osterholm, who is director of the research centre for diseases at the University of Minnesota, believes that there is reason for concern.
- There is the possibility that people will be infected with CWD in the context of eating meat from infected animals. There is also a risk that the number of infected people will be substantial, and not isolated events, he says.
It is not possible to determine whether the disease will spread to humans, but as being eaten more and more infected meat, will be the risk greater.
the Alliance for Public Wildlife estimates that 7,000 to 15.000 infected animals are eaten by people every year. There have not been any cases of infection in humans.
- People need to understand the seriousness of the situation. We can't wait until the first people are infected, said Michael Osterholm, and stresses that, once the disease has come to an area, it is extremely difficult to defeat.