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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:24 AM

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Virus Killing Deer Across East Tennessee Say Experts

Experts say a virus is killing deer across the state of Tennessee, especially in East Tennessee.

The illness, called HD is spread by biting bugs like no-see-ums.

HD hits the deer population every year, but it's especially bad this year in East Tennessee and surrounding states.

TWRA is monitoring the situation. The virus usually peaks in mid-September and calms down as the weather cools down.