The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed the fifth and sixth positive cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) for 2017. The cases were reported in a 6-year-old pony mare in Bladen County and a 5-year-old American Quarter horse gelding in Camden County. Both animals had no vaccination history.
For more information go to http://www.ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2017/TroxlerencourageshorseownerstovaccinateagainstEEE_000.htm.
The Equine Disease Communication Center (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.