Is CWD the Next Mad Cow?

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Is CWD the Next Mad Cow?

By Frederica Freyberg | Here & Now

February 22, 2019

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The issue of chronic wasting disease has been prevalent among the deer population in Wisconsin, but could the disease spread to humans? U. of Minn. Professor Michael Osterholm says it might, similar to mad cow disease in the UK. He says 30-35 percent of the deer population might be afflicted with CWD, spurred by what he says is lax security in preventing herds from moving across state lines.


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