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Gathering Storm: EHD Epidemic Set to Explode August 15, 2012 Michigan

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Gathering Storm: EHD Epidemic Set to Explode August 15, 2012 Michigan, Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)
... there is often a time lag between the first reports of dead and dying deer and confirmation of the disease, so these outbreaks are likely on the earliest leading edge of a wider outbreak of hemorrhagic disease ... or EHD, the greatest killer of whitetails this continent has ever seen... 

Viral Disease Kills Record Number of Deer August 15, 2012 Michigan, WLNS
... The viral disease has been found in eight counties, with the highest numbers in Calhoun and Ionia. Last week, the DNR estimated just under 500 cases of EHD. They have since revised that to 921 ... 

EHD not expected to reach countyAugust 18, 2012 MIchigan, Cheboygan Daily Tribune
A disease sweeping through the southern Michigan deer herd has already killed more than 1000 animals in the last few weeks, but is not expected to make its way to the Cheboygan area. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease is historically rare in Michigan ... “It’s a temperature thing,” said Ashley Hipper, Department of Natural Resources northern deer specialist. “Typically, we are too far north in terms of temperature range.”

EHD outbreak linked to eight countiesAugust 18, 2012 Michigan, Coldwater Daily Reporter
“If a hunter takes a deer, deteriorating hoofs could be a sign that it has EHD,” said [DNR wildlife biologist and pathologist, Tim Cooley] ... There has been a nationwide increase in EHD this year due to the extended drought conditions this summer. The epidemic will not end until the first deep frost of the year, which will wipe out the midge... Branch County property owners who discover dead deer they suspect died of EHD are asked to contact the Crane Pond Field Office at 269-244-5928. 

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