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Disease Outbreak Alerts

Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed here as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status. Specific premises will not be named but the general location by town, county and state will be listed. When locations, events or horses are at risk they will be listed. Updates will be posted as they are received.

Alert ID: 1353
August 17, 2019
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, ON
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Number Confirmed: 1;
Clinical Signs: Neurological Signs; Confirmation Date: 8/10/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: EEE was confirmed in a horse located in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. The unvaccinated mare was euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurological signs.

Alert ID: 1352
August 16, 2019
Tolland County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 10;
Age: 15; Gender: Mare; Breed: Mustang; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/11/2019;
Clinical Signs: Difficulty Breathing, Fever, Unable to Stand, Needing Assistance to Stand, Circling and Staggering Aimlessly; Confirmation Date: 8/11/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: None;

Alert ID: 1351
August 16, 2019
Oswego County, NY
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: Yearling; Gender: Mare; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/10/2019;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Blindness, Dullness; Confirmation Date: 8/15/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: This is New York's first case of EEE in 2019.

Alert ID: 1350
August 15, 2019
Fairfield County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Not Reported;
Age: 12; Gender: Not Reported; Breed: Draft-cross; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/3/2019;
Clinical Signs: lethargy, Muscle Fasciculations, Poor Appetite, Profuse Sweating, Rapid Heart Rate; Confirmation Date: Not Reported; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Vaccinated;
Notes: The horse was last vaccinated for WNW in May 2019. The horse was relocated to a referral center for specialized medical treatment and is recovering well. This is Connecticut's first case of WNV for 2019. For more information go to https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOAG/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2019/ForImmediateReleaseEquineVirusesConfirmed81419FINAL.pdf
Alert ID: 1349
August 15, 2019
New London County, CT
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: Yearling; Gender: Not Reported; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/5/2019;
Clinical Signs: High Fever, Stumbling, Continuously Circling; Horse Status: Desceased;
Notes: The Quarter Horse had no documented history of EEE or WNV vaccinations. This is Connecticut's first case of EEE for 2019. For more information go to 
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOAG/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2019/ForImmediateReleaseEquineVirusesConfirmed81419FINAL.pdf
Alert ID: 1348
August 15, 2019
Taylor County, WI
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Number Confirmed: 2;
Age: 10; Gender: Mare; Breed: Appaloosa; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/1/2019;
Confirmation Date: 8/12/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized;

 
Age: 31; Gender: Not Reported; Breed: Mule;
Confirmation Date: 8/12/2019; Horse Status: Euthanized;
Notes: The mare was purchased last year and had a negative EIA test at the time of purchase. She was housed/pastured with an aged (30+ years) mule that had no history of being tested for EIA. The mule was born on the premises and with no history moving on or off the premises. There was no other history of equine movement on or off the premises. These are Wisconsin's first confirmed cases of EIA in almost 15 years.;

 

Alert ID: 1347
August 14, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Converse and Platte County, WY
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 9, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in 2 new premises in Converse County and 1 premises in Platte County. Additional suspect premises has been identified in Converse and Platte County. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-09-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1346
August 14, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Bastrop, Bell, Coryell, Erath, Falls, Haskell, Palo Pinto, Parker and Williamson Counties, TX
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 9, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Texas counties: 2 premises in Bastrop County, 1 new premises in Bell County, 1 new premises in Coryell, 1 new premises in Erath County, 1 new premises in Falls County, 1 new premises in Haskell County, 2 premises in Palo Pinto County, 1 premises in Parker County and 1 premises in Williamson County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Bastrop, Erath, Guadalupe, McLennan, Palo Pinto, and Travis County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-09-19.pdf

 

Alert ID: 1345
August 14, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Mora, Sandoval, and Socorro Counties, NM
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 9, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following New Mexico counties: 1 new premises in Mora County, 1 premises in Sandoval County, and 1 new premises in Socorro County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Santa Fe County. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-09-19.pdf

Alert ID: 1344
August 14, 2019
Vesicular Stomatitis
Adams, Alamosa, Archuleta, Boulder, Delta, Douglas, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pueblo and Weld Counties, CO
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 9, 2019 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Colorado counties: 4 premises in Adams County, 1 new premises in Alamosa County, 3 premises in Archuleta County, 2 premises in Boulder County,  1 premises in Delta County, 4 new premises in Douglas County, 1 new premises in Gilpin County, 1 new premises in Grand County, 11 premises in Jefferson County, 3 premises in La Plata County, 5 premises in Larimer County, 3 premises in Mesa County, 1 premises in Montezuma, 1 premises in Montrose, 1 new premises in Ouray County, 2 new premises in Pueblo County and 6 premises in Weld County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Adams, Archuleta, Boulder, Delta, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Pueblo and Weld Counties. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-8-09-19.pdf