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Ky. veterinarians investigate possible hemorrhagic disease in deer

A dead white-tailed deer in western Kentucky had hemorrhagic disease, according to Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, and officials are investigating 22 other possible cases in 11 counties. Hemorrhagic disease is caused by two different viruses and spread by small, biting insects, and it does not affect people or pets, says wildlife veterinarian Christine Casey.

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