Florida EEE and Strangles Case Update

Holmes, Jackson and Baker Counties in Florida reported EEE cases, and a Broward County boarding stable had a confirmed case of strangles.

EEE cases (red arrows) were confirmed in Baker, Holmes and Jackson Counties in Florida, and strangles (yellow arrow) was confirmed at a boarding facility in Broward County. IStock/Hagencd

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported three more confirmed cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Each case had onset of clinical signs on July 13 and each case was confirmed on July 17.

One EEE case each was confirmed in Holmes County, in Jackson County, and in Baker County.

Strangles in Broward County

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services had one confirmed case of strangles in Broward County. The horse had onset of clinical signs on July 15 that consisted of an abscess in the chest area. The horse was confirmed with strangles on July 20.

This boarding facility in Broward County where the horse is located has 29 exposed horses. There is an official quarantine at the facility.

This was the 23rd confirmed case of strangles in Florida this year.

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

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