MAP: Disease from biting midge flies causing deer deaths around Missouri

September 19, 2012 | 5:36 p.m. CDT
As of mid-September, the Missouri Department of Conservation has received reports of about 2,800 dead deer, with hemorrhagic disease being the suspected cause. Osage County has been hit the hardest with 193 reported deer. Other counties with high counts are Benton with 116, Randolph with 107, Morgan with 92, Clay with 81, Monroe with 80 and Texas with 75. Reports within these counties tend to be localized to specific areas.

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