Deer disease deaths reach 100 in northern Cook County

A recently deceased deer lies in the Poplar Creek Forest Preserve in Cook County on Tuesday. The doe was probably felled by epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, a virus more typically restricted to lower latitudes.(Aug 29, 2012) The number of deer that have died in northern Cook County from a virus not typically found in the area has reached 100, while two new suspected cases have turned up in Kane County, forest preserve officials said Friday.The 250 cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, identified in 32 Illinois counties this summer are still a far cry from the nearly 2,000 infected animals reported statewide in 2007, the worst year on record, officials said. But it’s relatively early in the season for EHD, which typically propagates from July through October.

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