Virus kills hundreds of deer in Chicago area
CHICAGO (AP) – Hundreds of deer in the Chicago area have been killed by a virus previously unknown in the area.
The Daily Herald reports that roughly 200 deer in Cook County have died. Six suspected cases have been reported in Kane County.
The disease is known as EHD, or epizootic hemorrhagic disease. It's a virus that kills deer in about a week and is spread among them by bites from flies known as midges.
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