Deer Virus on Vancouver Island

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is reportedly tracking the spread of a virus, Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) affecting deer on Vancouver Island and are asking the public to notify them if they think a deer is showing signs of this virus. Symptoms are: signs of difficulty breathing, drooling, foaming at the mouth, dark diarrhea. As well, should a resident find a deer on their property, deceased with no obvious cause, residents may also contact the Ministry with this information.  The contact information to notify them of a symptomatic deer is: 250-751-3234  caeley.thacker@gov.bc.ca  at BC Wildlife Health

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 10:30am