Zombie deer terrorise the US – and, no, it’s not just a Stephen ...

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Zombie deer terrorise the US – and, no, it’s not just a Stephen King plot

It’s a horrifying relative of mad cow disease and experts say it’s only a matter of time before it spreads to humans

Rozina Sabur

A “zombie” disease that makes deer become emaciated and more aggressive may sound like the opening to a horror film.

But experts have warned the disease has already been found in 24 US states – and could spread to humans next.

Nevada has now become the latest state trying to prevent the highly contagious disease from taking hold, with experts warning the outbreak could destroy deer and elk populations...

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