According to a recent report, there has been a significant increase in the number of zombie deer attacks in the United States. Zombie deer, also known as “cadaveric spongiform encephalopathy” (CSE), is a fatal neurological disorder that affects deer, elk, and moose. The disease is caused by the prion protein, which is found in the nervous tissue of infected animals.
Symptoms of CSE include loss of coordination, tremors, drooling, and blindness. Infected animals often appear emaciated and may exhibit aggressive behavior. There is no known cure for CSE, and it is always fatal.
The disease is believed to be transmitted through contact with contaminated soil or water, or through contact with the nervous tissue of infected animals. Deer are the primary hosts for CSE, but the disease can also affect elk and moose.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of reported cases of CSE in the United States. The majority of cases have been reported in Wisconsin, but the disease has also been detected in Minnesota, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The increase in the number of CSE-infected deer is of great concern to wildlife biologists and public health officials. CSE is a serious threat to the deer population, and it could potentially spread to other animals and even humans. There is currently no way to prevent or treat the disease, so the best way to protect yourself and your family is to avoid contact with infected animals.