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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.

Région du Saguenay, QC
Outbreak Identifier: 6309
Alert ID: 3787
July 16, 2024
Investigation Initiated


Number Exposed: Unknown; 
Facility Type: Stable; 

Horse 1: 
Age: 20; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 6/26/2024; Clinical Signs: Altered mental state, seemed sedated, facial nerve damage on right and left, head tilted intermittently to the left, very slight proprioceptive ataxia of the thoracic limbs especially. Delayed grasping of food and mastication. No fever.; Confirmation Date: 7/12/2024; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated;

Comments: Possible case of WNV upon CFIA definition case with compatible clinical signs and positive ELISA IgG. IgM is negative.