California Tallies Eighth 2017 Equine WNV Case

California’s eighth case of equine WNV for 2017 occurred in Plumas County. iStockPhotos.com

The eighth equine case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in California this year. On August 22, the California Department of Food and Agriculture said an unvaccinated 2.5-year-old Paint gelding in Plumas County was displaying neurologic signs. He was subsequently confirmed positive for WNV. The gelding is alive and recovering. 

For more information visit the California Department of Food and Agriculture website.

This article was created with information from the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The EDCC works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.

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