More mad deer.
Scientists have found no conclusive evidence linking CWD in deer and elk to illness in human beings, but they cannot yet rule it out, especially since three relatively young people who regularly ate venison have died from the similar Creutzfeld-Jakob diesase. CWD has now spread east to Oneida County, New York, where recent tests of 420 wild deer turned up five with the illness. As a result, hunters in New York's Oneida and Madison Counties will be required to pass state checkpoints. CONTACT: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (800)311-3435, www.cdc.gov.
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|Title Annotation:||UPDATES; mad deer disease spreads to humans|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2005|
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