'Zombie' Deer Disease is Real and It's in Colorado

Anything with the word "zombie" in it is a hot topic these days, after the success of "The Walking Dead." However, zombie deer disease, officially known as Chronic Wasting Disease, is not a TV show, but real life.

The contagious disease that kills deer, has now spread to 24 states, including Colorado.

It can cause drastic weight loss, lack of coordination and drooping ears, which prompted the nickname “zombie” deer disease. It can also be spread to humans if the affected meat is eaten.

Therefore Colorado Parks and Wildlife is suggesting you get your deer tested, and even making it mandatory in some counties.

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