‘Zombie deer disease’ has spread to 2 provinces and 24 states

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An infectious disease often referred to as “zombie deer disease” has shown up in two Canadian provinces and at least 24 states, the U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned, with a potential risk it could spread to humans.READ MORE: Zombies descend by the thousands on downtown Montreal Saturday afternoonSymptoms of chronic wasting disease (CWD) for animals include stumbling, lack of coordination, drooling, drooping ears, aggression, listlessness, drastic weight loss, excessive thirst or urination, and lack of fear of people.The disease belongs to a family of diseases called prion diseases, which includes the human form of “mad cow disease.”CWD was first identified in the late 1960s in Colorado and has spread since 2000.WATCH: Mad cow disease case confirmed in northern Alberta

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