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E.H.D. outbreak over

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Madison (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a deadly outbreak of a disease that may have killed 350 white-tailed deer in Wisconsin is over. The DNR says the outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, has run its course, thanks to hard frosts killing off the bugs that spread the disease.

The Capital Times reports the highest numbers of deer killed by EHD in Wisconsin were in Dane and Columbia counties. Confirmed cases also are reported in Waukesha, Iowa, Rock, Sauk, Jefferson and Marquette counties. 

The last outbreak of EHD in Wisconsin was in 2002 when 14 deer died from the virus in Iowa County.

The disease causes internal bleeding that can kill infected animals within just a few days.  The disease can't be transmitted to humans.

 

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