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Assessing the human risk of 'zombie deer disease'

Scientists delve into the complexities of chronic wasting disease and its transmission among wildlife, raising concerns about future health implications.

Jennifer Chesak reports for the BBC.

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An incurable disease is coming for deer

It rots their brains, weakens their muscles, and can linger in the environment for years.
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Pandemics aren't just for people: Five disease threats to wildlife

Diseases can cause animal populations to decline or even go extinct. And they’re often worsened by environmental threats caused by people.
Striped bass decline spurs new look at mycobacteria

Striped bass decline spurs new look at mycobacteria

Chronic wasting disease infects most of the striped bass in the Chesapeake.

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