Florida Records Fourth Equine WNV Case for 2021

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed a case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Hendry County. The 9-year-old Quarter Horse stallion had onset of clinical signs on October 9 that included depression, fever, head shaking, incoordination, muscle twitching and inability to stand. The horse was confirmed with West Nile virus on October 22.  The unvaccinated stallion is recovering.

This is the fourth confirmed case of WNV for Florida in 2021. 

For more information about West Nile Virus go to the WNV factsheet. 

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

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