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Louisiana: Research Focuses On Hemorrhagic Disease In Deer November 9, 2012

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An apparent increase in cases of hemorrhagic disease among deer in the Florida parishes of Louisiana has caused concern among hunters and wildlife experts... “As far as we know, the primary method of transmission is insects – in particular the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis,” Foil said. The virus has to reproduce in the midge before it can be transmitted to another animal. The insect bites infected animals and takes in the virus, which replicates in the midge, which can take about a week.  Then the midge bites another animal and transmits the virus...



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