|Figure 1: Mapped cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) |
and Bluetongue Virus (BTV) in North America.
You'll find some of the top wildlife disease stories that happened in United States this past year, like this article, Hemorrhagic Disease 2012 - One for the Record Books?
... This is an exceptional year for HD in both the eastern and midwestern United States, and 2012 may be one for the record books. Our first HD case was confirmed on July 18 when we isolated epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) serotype-2 from samples from a white-tailed deer from North Carolina.
So far this year, we have isolated and identified nearly 200 EHD and bluetongue (BT) viruses from wild ungulates in 27 states. The distribution of these isolates is shown on the map. [See Figure 1].
All of the North American EHDV serotypes were isolated and all were widely distributed. All three EHDV subtypes were confirmed in deer in three states (Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan). We also isolated BTV-10, -11, and -13, but only a few confirmed cases were observed.
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