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Whitetails In Stearns County Confirmed With EHD

A deadly deer virus has been confirmed in a group of whitetails in Stearns County. State wildlife officials say epizootic hemorrhagic disease isn’t contagious but can sharply lessen deer herds before the danger concludes with the first frost. The outbreak in Stearns County is said to have killed up to 20 or more deer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced the lab results Wednesday after two deer carcasses were tested in Iowa. EHD is a viral disease that is spread by a biting insect called a midge.

For more info on EHD from the MN DNR, click here.