Dangerous pneumonia strain infects Arizona desert bighorn sheep population

Winter noticed just two coughing sheep of the 29 that he saw throughout the day, but said any number could’ve been infected without showing visible coughing. (Photo by Ben Margiott/Cronkite News)

KINGMAN — A dangerous strain of pneumonia that recently killed off significant portions of the bighorn sheep population in California and Nevada has made its way to Arizona, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.

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