Experts Concerned ‘Zombie Deer’ Disease Could Spread To Humans

CHICAGO (CBS) — It sounds like a scene out of The Walking Dead, but experts say “zombie deer” are very real and popping up around the Midwest.

So far they’ve been found in 17 counties across the state including DeKalb, Grundy, Kankakee, Will and McHenry counties in our area.

The “zombie deer” actually suffer from chronic wasting disease. It erodes the brain of the animal so it salivates and acts lethargic — sort of…

Original published: 2019-02-18 22:36:25 Read the full Chicago News here


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