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Bluetongue, EHD continue to sicken, kill deer in Eastern Washington
10/12/2021 1:16:49 AM



CATEGORIES:
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Asotin County, WA
Benton County, WA
Chelan County, WA
Columbia County, WA
Douglas County, WA
Ferry County, WA
Franklin County, WA
Garfield County, WA
Grant County, WA
Kittitas County, WA
Klickitat County, WA
Okanogan County, WA
Pend Oreille County, WA
Spokane County, WA
Stevens County, WA
Walla Walla County, WA
Whitman County, WA
Yakima County, WA

Start Date: 10/10/2021 -  
More than 500 sick or dead deer have been reported in Eastern Washington since August. Bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) are transmitted via biting gnats in drought years. Some bighorn sheep herds have also been affected by bluetongue. Spokane Spokesman-Review (Wash.), Oct 10, 2021
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