Thursday, July 19, 2018.  False Bay on the west side of San Juan Island.  (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
A state wildlife veterinarian says it's likely the San Juan Islands became the epicenter of an outbreak of a fatal deer-transmitted virus because one of the animals was swimming from one island to another. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 2018)
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Deer are foaming at the mouth and dropping dead in the San Juan Islands

Officials say the virus, which could have been spread by a deer swimming from one island to anther, poses no risk to humans, but also that the infection could soon spread to the mainland and carve out a permanent home in Washington state.

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