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Deadly disease found in Minnesota deer

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota DNR confirmed the first two cases in the state of a deadly insect-borne deer virus.

The dead deer turned up in Stearns County.

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease is spread by a biting insect called a midge, which is found in white-tailed deer.

The states around Minnesota have been dealing with the virus for years, so DNR officials aren’t surprised it showed up in the state.

They say EHD is seasonal.

Frost will kill the virus and the insects that spread it.

EHD only affects deer, but DNR officials say you shouldn’t eat deer that look unhealthy or sick.

Reporter Anthony Matt

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