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Epizootic hemorrhagic disease found in white-tailed deer, pronghorn in eastern Wyoming
10/6/2021 12:40:36 AM

Plants & Wildlife
Albany County, WY
Campbell County, WY
Converse County, WY
Crook County, WY
Laramie County, WY
Weston County, WY

Start Date: 10/4/2021 -  
Outbreaks of epizootic hemorrhagic disease have been found in white-tailed deer and pronghorn in eastern Wyoming, announced the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The disease is transmitted by midges that live around small water sources where wildlife congregate amid hot, dry weather. Wildlife managers see some level of disease annually in big game, but this year is worse, but the outbreak was just starting, according to a supervisor in the department's Wildlife Health Laboratory. Casper Star Tribune (Wyo.), Oct 4, 2021