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Anthrax Confirmed in Texas Deer (via Outdoor Channel)

Texas wildlife officials confirmed a case of naturally occurring anthrax in an infected white-tailed deer. This is the second confirmed case of anthrax this summer, but it is the first case this year to be recorded in a wild animal. The first case was confirmed in a goat in June. According to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department report, anthrax is an infectious disease of mammals, including humans, and one that is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It naturally resides in the soil in many portions of Texas.