Yesterday,the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced that the viral Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has been diagnosed in Larimer County yaks.

The viral disease has been confirmed at two locations in Larimer County and one location in Alamosa County. EHD affects deer, cattle and, most recently, yak.

Signs of EHC include fever, loss of appetite, weakness, respiratory distress, and swelling of the tongue, and erosive lesions in the mouth. The disease cannot be transmitted by direct contact and is spread by insects, most commonly midges or gnats.

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(Source Reporter Herald)

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