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Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:12 PM by Trey Schmaltz
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Topics: Biologists study Isaac's impact deer

BATON ROUGE- Wildlife experts are trying to settle concerns over an increase in dead deer in the Florida parishes.

Since Hurricane Isaac, there has been a widespread outbreak of hemorrhagic disease.

"You can find some pockets of outbreaks in most years," Foil said in a news release sent by the LSU AgCenter. "But because hemorrhagic disease is sporadic is Louisiana, it can be more of a local and intense problem when it occurs."

The storm caused flooding and increased deer density in dry areas. Those deer are now more likely to be infected because the type of fly that carry the disease were able to bite more deer.

Foil is studying the disease at a research center in Clinton.

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