Cooler temperatures mean fewer flying bugs. Outbreaks of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) typically start to fade this time of year in places that are experiencing their first frosts of the season. That decline is also reflected in the number of states reporting EHD for the first time this year. There are just two: Wyoming and Florida.
In Florida, there are just two confirmed and 10 suspected cases of the disease. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) press release quotes Mark Cunningham, FWC wildlife veterinarian, as saying the outbreak won’t harm the overall deer population. Read the release, here.