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EHD kills off record number of Michigan white-tailed deer in 2012, Map October 28, 2012

Michigan Deer Disease News Archive

... epi­zootic hem­or­rhagic dis­ease.... visitors to Michigan's outdoors have reported about 11,000 cases of whitetails that appear to have died from EHD, in 29 Michigan counties ... kill­ing an es­ti­mated 10 times as many deer as it has in any other year ...EHD is trans­mit­ted by a midge, a gnat-like fly ... Hem­or­rhagic dis­eases, in­clud­ing EHD, are the most com­mon mal­a­dies af­fect­ing deer in the United States, ac­cord­ing to the Univer­sity of Geor­gia’s South­east­ern Co­op­er­a­tive Wild­life Dis­ease Study. EHD was first iden­ti­fied in New Jer­sey in 1955 ... [see current distribution in Michingan map below]

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