Deer test positive for deadly disease

NOW: Deer test positive for deadly disease


GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. – A white-tailed deer tested positive for a fatal disease.

Officials are worried it is spreading.

Experts say a white tailed deer in Genesee County died due to complications from epizootic hemorrhagic disease that spreads through a biting fly called a midge.

Researchers say the disease cannot be passes on to humans, but can spread to other animals.

Michigan DNR is asking for hunter to look around and let them know if they find any deer, especially near water.

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