“Zombie” Virus Kills Hundreds of Deer across Washington, Idaho

Wildlife officials have confirmed an outbreak of bluetongue virus in white-tailed deer in both Idaho and Washington. The latest outbreak is believed to have killed hundreds of deer in at least eight eastern Washington counties, and in the Clearwater region of Idaho. According to biologists from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the high number of deaths and severity of the outbreak may be caused by ongoing drought conditions. In Idaho alone, officials estimate that up to 1,000 deer have succumbed to the virus. Continue Reading...

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