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Deadly Disease Killing Delaware Deer

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DOVER, Del. -- A disease is quickly spreading in Delaware killing the states deer population.

Wildlife officials say a disease spread by biting flies has killed about 130 white-tailed deer in the state.

The outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease started about six weeks ago.

Officials say some 74 dead deer were found in Redden State Forest.

Hunters and farmers are asked to report any dead deer to the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

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