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WSU lab confirms bluetongue virus killing deer, livestock September 30, 2015 Washington

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WSU lab confirms bluetongue virus killing deer, livestock September 30, 2015 Washington, WSU News
... The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory located in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed bluetongue virus (BTV) in 42 animals submitted from Washington and Idaho this fall.  All samples tested negative for epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHD)...

Image of bluetongue-inflicted deer worth 1,000 words, but explanation still needed October 5, 2015 Washington, The Spokesman-Review
... A white tailed-deer struggles to get to its feet while clinging to life ... The most widespread outbreak of deer-killing disease [bluetongue] in the memory of area wildlife professionals. The disease has been confirmed in Eastern Washington, northcentral Idaho, northeastern Oregon and portions of western Montana..

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