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AN OUTBREAK OF E-H-D HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 400 DEER IN ILLINOIS.

 

THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IS REPORTING 432 CASES OF EPIZOOTIC HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE, OR E-H-D IN DEER SO FAR THIS YEAR. IT’S A VIRAL DISEASE TRANSMITTED BY MIDGES THAT HATCH IN MUDDY AREAS. D-N-R’S DOUG DUFFORD SAYS SICK DEER HAVE BEEN FOUND IN 49 ILLINOIS COUNTIES.

THE WORST YEAR FOR E-H-D IN ILLINOIS WAS IN 2012 WHEN NEARLY THREE THOUSAND CASES WERE CONFIRMED. D-N-R ASKS HUNTERS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DEAD OR DYING DEER AND TO REPORT ANY INSTANCES TO THE AGENCY.

 

THE OUTBREAK HAS HIT 49 ILLINOIS COUNTIES…WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES ALONG THE ILLINOIS RIVER IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND PARTS OF SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS.

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