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DNR report record number of EHD-related deer deaths September 17, 2012 Michigan

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DNR report record number of EHD-related deer deaths September 17, 2012 Michigan, Greenville Daily News
... The disease is not new, as it has been in Michigan since the 1950s and cases of EHD have been reported in the state annually since 2006, although previous cases usually involve small, secluded pockets of deer... John Niewoonder, a wildlife biologist at Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Flat River Gaming Area office in Belding. “Before 2006, EHD was reported only twice since the 1950s. We have had hotter, drier summers lately, this summer especially, which is likely the cause of more of the outbreak we are seeing.” 

Walker Man Finds Three Dead Deer During Hike September 14, 2012 MIchigan. WZZM
Thousands of dead deer are turning up across Michigan due to a disease carried by a biting fly ... Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease or EHD ... There have been about 2,700 dead deer found in 19 counties...

Deer Carcasses Piling Up September 17, 2012 Michigan, WILX-TV
... a viral disease know as the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has attacked at least 3000 deer across 22 counties in Michigan... "It's literally so decomposed, it's just a dry bone," said Steve Weber as he was describing a dead deer near his property in Fowler, a village in Clinton County. Weber says he's never seen anything like it. "Instead of counting dead deer, we're now counting live deer because there are so few, it's very depressing." 

EHD Deer Deaths More than Double in Kent County September 17, 2012 Michigan, Fox17
... Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD ... The hardest hit county is still Ionia, with 50 new case reported, bringing the total number of reported cases to 1,660. In Kent County, there were 85 new cases according to the DNR, more than double the number bringing the total to 126... The deer may only get some relief when the region experiences a hard frost ... 

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