Can CWD spread to humans?



This video discusses the prion disease chronic wasting disease (CWD) and examines the likelihood of the disease spreading to people to potentially cause a disease similar to Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It looks into the evolving nature of prions and proposes the possibility of new prion strains crossing the species transmission barrier and eventually leading to prion disease in people. Viewers will be informed on (CWD) chronic wasting disease and theories of its spread and possible transmission to humans. A general explanation of prions and how they cause disease included in the discussion. Viewers will also learn the symptoms of chronic wasting disease as it presents in animals of the deer family(cervids).

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