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Virus killing deer in Illinois

Whitetail deer
Whitetail deer
Cindy Lavender

Deer are dropping dead in the south suburbs, and state officials seem to believe it is linked to a disease-causing insect. 

Thirty animals have been diagnosed with the infection and residents fear it may be a serious epidemic as it is confirmed to be linked to the same virus that wiped out 1,900 deer in 57 counties in 2007.  The insect-borne virus called EHD, or epizootic hemorrhagic disease is causing the deer to froth at the mouth, and die near residents homes.  The situation is being monitored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.