Zombie deer disease is spreading across the country. N.J. may not be able to prevent it.

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MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – An infectious disease has plagued deer across the country, leaving the animals with holes in their brains and emaciated bodies.

It’s called chronic wasting disease (CWD,) and it leaves dying animals with a zombie-like appearance in their final days.

The disease has never been found in New Jersey. But it is spreading in the United States — so far having been documented in 26 statesincluding New York and Pennsylvania — and that has state officials and hunters worried about the future of deer in the Garden State …

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