First Case Of Deadly Deer Disease Confirmed In WA

A deadly deer infection has been confirmed for the first time in Washington State.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife says a deer in Klickitat County tested positive for adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, or AHD.

Authorities say there were several reports of dead fawns over the last two months and that prompted the testing for the fatal disease.

Fish and Wildlife officials say the disease does not pose a risk to humans, pets or livestock.