October 2019

'Zombie' Deer Warning Is Issued for Nevada Hunters

The warning was issued by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. It's an attempt to keep "zombie" deer from infecting its wildlife population. "Zombie" deer have been infected with a neurodegenerative disease that induces severe weight loss, stumbling and drooling. Such deer can seem less afraid of humans and more threatening. "Zombie" deer range across 24 states. The chronic-wasting disease that transforms them into zombie-like animals is always fatal. Nevada hunters are urged to have their carcasses tested for the disease at mobile sampling stations. The CDC warns that consuming infected meat could result in contracting the chronic-wasting disease.