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'Zombie Deer' Detected in Franklin County

They've been confirmed in 12 other Ohio counties

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife announced that the disease leading to what many dub “zombie deer” is now present in 13 Ohio counties, including Franklin County.

Accordion to ODNR, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, a disease that typically affects white-tailed deer in the fall, has been confirmed in Athens, Butler, Champaign, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Perry, Preble, Ross, Union and Warren Counties.

The disease, which affects and kills many deer annually, has seen a rise in cases since the middle of August, ODNR said.

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