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Clinical Features of Human Prion Disease Following Ingestion of Deer or Elk (Cervid) with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

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Infectious Diseases
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a prion disease affecting cervids (white tail deer, mule deer, elk) in North America. Humans who eat venison theoretically may become infected and develop a fatal encephalopathy. If it does occur then it is very rare.

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