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Rare deer disease found in five California counties; state asks residents for help

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Mercury News –

A rare, virulent disease that is sickening and killing deer in five Northern California counties has prompted the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to ask residents for help by reporting potential cases and stopping providing food and water for the animals.  The outbreak of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, which has no cure or vaccine, has been reported in Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa, Tehama and Yolo counties. The disease is highly contagious among deer, but is not a danger to humans, pets or domestic cattle.