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Zombie Deer Disease Update

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources(ODNR) Division of Wildlife announced Wednesday it has confirmed cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer in 13 Ohio counties.

EHD, frequently referred to as “Zombie Deer,” is a viral infection that deer get from biting midges. The infected deer can lose their fear of humans and have other neurological signs like circling, weakness and not eating. Deer that die from EHD often have a swollen tongue, eyelids, neck or head. It is usually fatal, however some deer survive and develop immunity.


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