Emaciated deer seen in Alabama woods spark outbreak fears – AL.com

Facebook ShareTwitter ShareAlabama wildlife officials watch for reports of sick deer after reports of an increase in illness in surrounding Mississippi.Employees of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries are keeping track of a potential hemorrhagic disease break out among deer in northern Alabama. Officials state that in recent weeks theyve heard reports of people finding emaciated deer and seeing evidence of it on game cameras.Hemorrhagic disease is brought on by an infection and transferred by tiny biting bugs, WHNT-TV reported. The virus causes internal hemorrhaging and hurts the deers capability to digest and consume food, Alabama Deer Program Coordinator Chris cook said. Wildlife officials are more worried about Chronic Wasting Disease in deer, which does effect human beings if the collected meat is eaten, Cook said.Note to readers: if you buy something through among our affiliate links we might earn a commission.

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