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If you hunt deer and eat venison you're going to want to stop after reading this
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1333735:MV80MTU5NTEzXzc1NTc1MjA2XzE5NzM2RDE=] [quote:Anonymous Coward 49960401:MV80MTU5NTEzXzc1NTc0NzQzX0FCRTZBMkQ0] Deer are vastly overpopulated thanks to highly successful conservation by states and what amounts to deer breeding farms on private hunting lands. [/quote] There are a lot of deer, and many of them are infected with CWD which may jump into the human population and pose a huge health risk. So what's yer point? [/quote]
Officials monitoring chronic wasting disease, a deadly and severely contagious neurological disorder found in nationwide deer populations, said the illness has now spread to at least 26 states...
The director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, added: “
The key issue here is that unlike the mad cow disease, here we see [chronic wasting disease] in the muscle as well, so it’s actually much more present in the meat that you’re eating. Cooking doesn’t do anything to destroy it."
Dr Osterholm said that it took nearly 10 years to detect human transmissions of the so-called mad cow disease, otherwise known as the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
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