Disease found in dead deer in 8 West Virginia counties
SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Deer in eight West Virginia counties have died from a disease that causes extensive bleeding.
The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease was confirmed in the deer found in Boone, Brooke, Hancock, Lincoln, Marshall, Ohio, Tucker and Wayne counties.
The disease has also been confirmed this year in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The DNR says it is not contagious to humans and is not related to chronic wasting disease, which has been detected only in Hampshire and Hardy counties.