It’s like a scene straight out of the walking dead and it could really happen.

Researchers say a deadly zombie deer disease has infected the deer population in possibly 24 states and two provinces in Canada and it has the potential to affect humans.

Experts from the University of Minnesota say chronic wasting disease or CWD is a, quote, “fatal, neurological illness” that has inflicted several different types of deer.

They believe the consumption of contaminated meat or drinking water could lead to humans getting the disease.

Which comes with symptoms like drooling, stumbling and lack of coordination as well as a lack of fear of people, aggression and listlessness.

Currently, there have been no reported cases of CWD in humans and there are no vaccines or treatments for the disease