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Are Deer Safe To Eat? September 21, 2014 Wisconsin

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Are Deer Safe To Eat? September 21, 2014 Wisconsin, NewsBlaze 
... Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and elk ... State officials assured residents they couldn't get the fatal human brain disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) if they avoided the deer's "brain, eyeballs, spinal cord, spleen or lymph nodes" and if they wore latex gloves. But there were two medical reports that suggested otherwise: A 2002 CDC report titled "Fatal Degenerative Neurologic Illnesses in Men Who Participated in Wild Game Feasts-Wisconsin, 2002." And an Archives of Neurology report called "Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease In Unusually Young Patients Who Consumed Venison." .



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