Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed an equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) neurotropic genome strain in a horse in King County in Washington state. The 13-year-old Halflinger gelding has no neurologic symptoms at this time.
The facility is under quarantine and the remaining horses are having their temperatures taken twice daily and strict biosecurity practices are in place as well.
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.