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Is CWD the Next Mad Cow?

Clip: Season 1700 Episode 1733 | 7m 36s

The issue of chronic wasting disease has been prevalent among the deer population in Wisconsin, but could the disease spread to humans? U. of Minn. Professor Michael Osterholm says it might, similar to mad cow disease in the UK. He says 30-35 percent of the deer population might be afflicted with CWD, spurred by what he says is lax security in preventing herds from moving across state lines.

Aired: 02/22/19

Rating: TV-G

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