Concerns keep rising that chronic wasting disease could jump from deer to humans, Duluth News Tribune, July 14, 2017Amid renewed concern about whether chronic wasting disease can jump from deer to people, a fatal human brain condition in the same family is showing up more often in Wisconsin and nationally. It’s happening as state testing for the deer disease is down, and hunters routinely opt not to test deer killed in affected zones.
Can chronic wasting disease jump from deer to humans? Concerns keep rising, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, July 10, 2017In 2002, the year CWD was discovered in Wisconsin, six cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease were recorded, according to the state Department of Health Services. In two of the last four years, 13 cases have been recorded. That’s a 117% increase.