The deer appeared to be healthy at the time of death.

Amira A. Roess, Ph.D Read more ., Anjela Galan, M.D., Edward Kitces, M.D., Ph.D., Yu Li, Ph.D., Hui Zhao, M.D., Christopher D. Paddock, M.D., Patricia Adem, M.D., Cynthia S. Goldsmith, M.S., Debra Miller, M.D., Mary G. Reynolds, Ph.D., Sherif R. Zaki, M.D., Ph.D., and Inger K. Damon, M.D., Ph.D.: Brief Survey: Novel Deer-Associated Parapoxvirus Contamination in Deer Hunters Case Reports Patient 1 In early November 2008, a 52-year-old wildlife biologist was deer hunting in eastern Virginia when he nicked his right index finger while dressing a white-tailed deer . The deer appeared to be healthy at the time of death, with no lesions on its muzzle or head. The cut on the hunter’s finger did not heal, and within 14 days, a tender raised region had begun to form at the wound site.