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Recent EHD outbreak centered on Eastern Kentucky deer population August 25, 2017 Kentucky,

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... “The epicenter was in Magoffin, Floyd and Pike counties,” ... This year’s outbreak is the fifth in the past 10 years in Kentucky, including outbreaks in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015. The 2007 outbreak was the worst ..,

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, commonly known as Blue Tongue, is killing deer throughout Kentucky. The disease makes blood vessels hemorrhage, ultimately leading to the deer’s death. - August 12, 2017


... a recent outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in Kentucky's whitetail deer population is one of the worst in a decade... killing thousands of deer ... 

Disease reported in Kentucky Deer August 10, 2017 WYMT News
... Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been reported in white-tailed deer in several Eastern Kentucky counties ..,


... Blue tongue virus causes lethargy, weakness, swelling in the head area, and eventually, internal bleeding. Infected deer often go to water to try reduce their body temperature ...  counties hardest hit so far have been Magoffin, Floyd and Knott ...

Hunters post fifth-highest deer harvest on record January 19, 2018 Kentucky, buckmasters.com
...  a significant outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) that hit deer populations in parts of east Kentucky particularly hard followed by a historic cold snap late in the season that likely deterred some hunters...  deer populations in most eastern Kentucky counties were at the highest levels ever documented before the EHD outbreak..,

EHD Outbreak Suspected in Kentucky, July 31, 2017


EHD outbreak update shows reports of dead, dying deer now in 72 counties September 20, 2017 Kentucky, User-generated content
... In the past month the number of reports of dead and/or dying deer received by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) has ballooned to 2,967... 

EHD In Deer On Decline October 17, 2017 Kentucky, LEX18 Lexington KY News
... Epizootic hemorrhagic disease... was an epidemic this year in many Eastern Kentucky counties... impacted the population ..,

Kentucky Deer Population Challenges February 5, 2018 WEKU
... hemorrhagic disease hit particular hard in Appalachia. “Deer in east Kentucky do not repopulate as quickly as they do in other parts of the state. So, right now, I’m not sure we’re prepared to forecast how quickly they might return to the population numbers, prior to blue tongue,”  said Johnson..,

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