Another Deer Disease: EHD

About 3-thousand deer have died in Missouri thise yeardue to a disease that’s peaked because of the drought.

You’ve heard about Chronic Wasting Disease, but this is different. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease is contracted by deer from a fly bite from the Midge Fly, According to Adair County Conservation Agent Marsha Jones. The summer drought created a limited water supply, forcing insects and deer to stay in one concentrated area close to a water source, which causes the disease to spread. EHD does not spread to people. Jones said most of the disease reports are from west of Highway 63, and there have been a few reports from east of 63.