Pressure : 29.98 in
Dewpoint : 59.0 °
Wind : South
Not only has the hot and dry weather this summer contributed to the loss of crops, it's also playing a part in the death of wildlife as well.
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, a viral disease brought on by environmental conditions, has spread along the Platte River.
EHD is the cause to a number of reported deer deaths in eastern Nebraska from Sarpy County to Overton.
EHD's last known outbreak occurred in the late 70's and is caused by the bite of a carrier insect known as a midge.
The disease then spreads and causes the deer to hemorrhage, submerge their head in water to cool off from the fever-like symptoms, and eventually die.
The disease mostly affects deer, but in very rare cases can affect cattle as well.
Do not ignore the signs, if EHD is detected in your area, you must report it immediately.
EHD is not however a threat to humans.
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