The explosive growth of the local population of whitetail deer (as many as 400 per square mile in some parts of the county) have health officials concerned about Lyme disease, transmitted by deer ticks, which also is a growing problem. The increasing number of deer has become more than a mere nuisance characterized by having your azaleas eaten or having the animals become an occasional traffic hazard. The story was in yesterday's Metro section.
By Focus on Fairfax |
March 26, 2007; 12:13 PM ET
Health Care, Hospitals
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