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  Posted on: Sunday, February 10, 2019
One Step Closer to the Walking Dead? Zombie-Like Disease More likely to Infect Humans in the Future
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Health officials are warning that a fatal disease currently impacting deer could jump species and infect humans. “We are having discussions right now with the CDC, [National Institutes of Health] and others about how they have to elevate the critical nature of this situation and make it clear that this is a very critical, time-sensitive public health issue,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research & Prevention at an informational hearing before the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division of the Minnesota state legislature.

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