Whitetail Deer

Public to be alert for New Jersey deer that may have EHD virus: Disease cannot be transmitted to people

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts to be alert for white-tailed deer that may be experiencing symptoms of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a virus that spreads among deer though the bites of midge flies but cannot be transmitted to people.

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) Identified in Salem County, New Jersey Deer

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has recently confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) as the cause of death in a deer in Salem County. Other possible cases have been reported in Cape May, Gloucester and Camden counties, although these have not been confirmed by laboratory testing. EHD is not a public health issue. It cannot be transmitted to people,…