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Deer disease outbreak ends

MADISON (WXOW) -- Officials say the recent hard frosts overnight have ended a deadly outbreak of a disease that may have killed 350 deer in Wisconsin this year.

The Department of Natural Resources says the outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, has run its course, with the cold killing the bugs that spread it.

The Capital Times reports the death toll was highest in Dane and Columbia counties.

EHD causes internal bleeding that can kill infected animals within just a few days.

It can't be transmitted to humans.

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