Nevada Fights to Keep Colorado ‘Zombie Deer’ Out
Nevada wildlife officials are doing everything they can to keep contagious, diseased "zombie deer" in Colorado.
The term "zombie deer" is used by wildlife officials when referring to animals that have contracted chronic wasting disease.
From the Center for Disease and Prevention:
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a prion disease that affects deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer and moose. It has been found in some areas of North America, including Canada and the United States. Symptoms include drastic weight loss (wasting), stumbling, listlessness and other neurological symptoms.
Utah and Nevada officials are performing tests on on animals that died while migrating towards the Utah state line from Colorado. They're testing for wasting disease and other sicknesses.
States that are currently reporting animals with the disease are Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
AP Western Region