EHD Confirmed in Houston County
TJ Leverentz | Sep 5, 2019 AT 4:27 pm
(Learfield) The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is confirming epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in two white-tailed farmed deer in Houston County.
The owner submitted samples to the state because of their suspicious deaths. The infected pair were part of a herd of 60 deer with no additional deaths.
The virus is transmitted by biting midges and was first confirmed in Minnesota deer in 2018 on a white-tailed deer farm in Goodhue County. Most deer die within 36 hours of exhibiting clinical signs of E-H-D.
The virus has killed hundreds of deer this year in south-central Iowa.