Michigan’s Dealt With CWD For Years – Now It’s A Zombie Disease
There's nothing like a good scare to get people's attention.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been found in deer, elk and moose since the 1960s. In Michigan, the DNR has been trying to stop the spread of CWD by eliminating baiting during deer season and by testing deer shot by hunters in recent years. There's been a relatively small number of deer that tested positively for CWD.
According to Fox News, in Minnesota this week, Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told a hearing at the Minnesota capital, “It is probable that human cases of CWD associated with the consumption of contaminated meat will be documented in the years ahead. It is possible that number of human cases will be substantial and will not be isolated events.”
Osterholm then went on to say, "If Stephen King could write an infectious disease novel, he would write about prions like this”. Oh, boy.
So, get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. Can't wait to call in sick because of this after Opening Day. You'll know what's going on. Be cool.