(US) Wisconsin Hunters' Deaths Checked for Link to Deer
- MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - The deaths of three Wisconsin hunters in
the 1990s who shared a taste for wild game are being investigated for
any connection to a fatal brain disease afflicting the state's deer
herd, health authorities said on Wednesday.
Scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
in Atlanta have agreed to help Wisconsin investigate the deaths, two
of which were from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare disorder that
has been tied in Europe to eating meat from cattle infected with mad
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