Concern About A Deer Disease

Sep 11, 2014

Credit Charlotte Duren / JPR

The dreaded Ebola virus is a hemorrhagic disease… it can cause copious bleeding in the body. 

Deer can contract their own hemorrhagic disease, and it appears to be showing up in Southern Oregon. 

Deer have been dropping in the woods of late, indicating that adenovirus is spreading from urban deer to deer that hang out in the country. 

Oregon's Fish and Wildlife Department is keeping an eye on the situation.  ODFW's Steve Niemela joins us.

 

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