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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's conservation agency says fly bites are spreading a disease that's killing deer around the state.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says the small midge fly is suspected of causing a hemmorrhagic disease found in the deer, although it can't be transmitted to people.
The state agency says it has received nearly 3,000 reports of dead deer.
The state expects that total will continue to grow.
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