I'm Slow, But I'm Wide!
Here we go with a zombie apocalypse story. Continental readers will recall the BSE apocalypse in '80s and '90s affecting Britain and Europe that cost billions to deal with.
"Zombie deer disease,” a mad cow-like infection spreading in the US, explained
A mad cow-like infectious disease that can turn the brains of deer, elk, and moose into “Swiss cheese.”
By Julia Belluz@email@example.com Feb 21, 2019, 9:50am ESTSHARE
As of January 2019, 251 counties in 24 states had reported chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer, the CDC reported. You can see them here:
Chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer, reported by US county, as of January 2019.
How related is this disease to BSE and are there likely to be human case of CJD (or similar) from it? If so there needs to be a quickly-enforced ban on game going into the human food chain until a national, workable response is organised. The scale is incredible though.