Halting ‘deer AIDS’ State acts to keep out fatal…

Halting ‘deer AIDS’

State acts to keep out fatal disease

As if there isn’t enough to worry about already, there’s Chronic Wasting Disease. (Terrible name.) It’s more like Mad Cow than AIDS, and appears to be carried by prions like Mad Cow. So far, it’s known only in deer. This story says that it’s unlikely to jump to humans, but CNN reported yesterday that three outdoorsmen in Wisconsin (where CWD has lately been found) are suspected to have died of the disease in the 1990s. The big fear would be of the disease jumping to cattle.

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