• Ohio EHD Counties 2007

    2007 EHD Counties Confirmed.

    Adams
    Athens
    Brown
    Clermont
    Columbiana
    Fairfield
    Gallia
    Guernsey
    Highland
    Hocking
    Jackson
    Lawrence
    Licking
    Madison
    Meigs
    Monroe
    Morgan
    Muskingum
    Noble
    Perry
    Pike
    Ross
    Scioto
    Vinton
    Washington


    2007 Suspected - Not Confirmed

    Belmont
    Butler
    Hamilton
    Harrison
    Jefferson
    Pickaway
    Tuscarawas
    Union
    Warren

    EHD General Information:

    EHD does not affect humans, nor impact the safety of consumed deer.
    EHD is caused by the bite of an infected midge and once there has been a hard freeze, the insects die off for the winter, eliminating new cases of EHD.
    Most significant disease of white-tailed deer in the United States
    Virus identified and described in 1955 in NJ.
    Enzootic to Southeastern United States.
    Outbreaks often associated with drought.
    Can result in high deer mortality in some areas.

    EHD Symptoms:

    Symptoms vary depending on virulence of the virus and resistance of the deer.
    Animals may appear feverish
    Have pronounced swelling of head, neck, tongue, and eyelids
    May have respiratory distress
    Internal hemorrhaging
    Highly virulent strains may cause death in 1-3 days.
    Carcasses often recovered near water.

    EHD Transmission:

    The EHD virus does not appear to be transmissible to humans.
    EHD does not pose a serious threat to livestock (according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.)
    The virus deteriorates in <24 hours after death and cannot be spread from dead deer carcasses
    There appears to be no risk associated with direct exposure to the virus or in consuming a deer that has been infected with the virus.
    However, never kill or eat a sick deer.
    Use rubber gloves to field dress deer.

    EHD Management:

    Mapping distribution of EHD outbreak.
    Estimating infection and mortality rates.
    Collecting blood samples of hunter harvested deer.
    Monitoring changes in deer populations.
    Examining fall bow hunter surveys and harvest statistics
    Conducting aerial deer surveys

    Source.
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. brock ratcliff's Avatar
      brock ratcliff -
      How does a list of counties like that reflect a "localized but insignificant" outbreak?
    1. customizer1000's Avatar
      customizer1000 -
      localized?? to the state?