COVID and WHITE TAIL DEER

Hmmm, never thought about it till I came across this story from NPR.   What makes it even more interesting is that the study was done across PA with 93 dead deer. End result was a “nearly 20% coronavirus positivity rate.” There’s also a second study that’s been done in southwestern and eastern Ontario that used 300 deer and is pending review. Big question, how did they contract it?

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Deer Tick Virus (DTV)

Deer ticks spoil all of the fun for those of us who love the outdoors! In the weekly update from Senator Stefano, “Avoiding Tick Borne Diseases”  was one of features.  The information begins with  “Lyme disease and the rare but dangerous Deer Tick Virus (DTV) have been found in ticks at high levels for the first time in multiple locations around the state.” Here’s another site for learning more about ticks.

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