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Study looking at chance of humans contracting deer disease


January 21, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Would you eat venison if there was a chance it could slowly eat away at your brain?

If there's a slight possibility, it doesn't bother Patrick States. On the menu this evening for his wife and two daughters at their Northglenn home are pan-seared venison steaks with mashed potatoes and a whiskey cream sauce.

"We each have our specialty, actually," said States as the steak sizzled. "The girls made elk tamales this morning, but we use (venison or elk) in spaghetti, chili, soup, whatever."

The States take pride in skipping the butcher counter at the grocery store. The red meat...

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