Disease 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.



West Nile Virus
Hernando County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 5482
Alert ID: 2874
January 23, 2023
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1; 
Number Exposed: Unknown; 
Age: 26; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 1/6/2023;
Clinical Signs: Listlessness, Fever, Inappetence; Confirmation Date: 1/20/2023; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: This is the 1st confirmed case of West Nile Virus for Florida in 2023. For more information go to: https://www.equinediseasecc.org/west-nile-virus