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Zika Virus & Deer
Posted: 06 February 2016 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This may be a dumb question but it has me wondering since biting flies are basically what spreads ehd….what happens if a zika infected mosquito bites a deer!?! How would that effect them? I know it makes human babies be born with small heads and such! I was just curious and thought somebody out there might know the answer!

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Posted: 06 February 2016 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Good question.  Now you have me wondering lol. 

With this mild winter I’m also curious if the EHD will be bad this year.

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Posted: 06 February 2016 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Lol yeah it just happened to cross my mind while I was sitting here looking out the window!

I sure hope not! I seen where we’re supposed to have a dry summer too! Add the mild winter and drought together and that doesn’t equal good things!!

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Posted: 06 February 2016 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That’s not good.  My area things are hurting for numbers.

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Posted: 08 February 2016 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Taterbug - 06 February 2016 02:30 PM

This may be a dumb question but it has me wondering since biting flies are basically what spreads ehd….what happens if a zika infected mosquito bites a deer!?! How would that effect them? I know it makes human babies be born with small heads and such! I was just curious and thought somebody out there might know the answer!

The virus will affect all deer in the world within 2 years and we will never see anything larger that a fork buck ever again…...

 

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Posted: 08 February 2016 03:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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kschroeder.DVM - 08 February 2016 12:35 PM
Taterbug - 06 February 2016 02:30 PM

This may be a dumb question but it has me wondering since biting flies are basically what spreads ehd….what happens if a zika infected mosquito bites a deer!?! How would that effect them? I know it makes human babies be born with small heads and such! I was just curious and thought somebody out there might know the answer!

The virus will affect all deer in the world within 2 years and we will never see anything larger that a fork buck ever again…...

 

That would be freaking awesome:) We would never see another outfitter…...........

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Posted: 08 February 2016 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The way the world is going now nothing would really surprise me! I just know how it affects humans and how it’s spread! I only asked cause there’s already been confirmed cases in Illinois…and I’m sure the number will rise! Just wait till all the college kids go down south for spring break and bring it back with them! Lol!

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Posted: 08 February 2016 09:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Didn’t know it had already made its way here.  That’s not good

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