First 2021 Equine West Nile Virus Case in South Carolina

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred colt was confirmed positive for West Nile virus in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

The first case of West Nile virus in South Carolina for 2021 was in a 2-year-old Thoroughbred colt in Orangeburg County. iStock

The Clemson Livestock Poultry Health reported a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. The 2-year-old Thoroughbred colt is recovering.

This is the first case of West Nile virus reported in South Carolina for 2021.

For a Fact Sheet on West Nile virus, visit this page.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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