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Horses in Five Florida Counties Test Positive for EEE

Six horses in five counties have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Florida.
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Florida Levy, Marion, Polk, Flagler, Columbia Counties EEE

EEE has recently been confirmed in Levy (two cases), Marion, Polk, Flagler and Columbia Counties in Florida.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed several cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). 

One horse in Levy County, Florida, tested positive for EEE on March 2, 2018. The 2-year-old Thoroughbred gelding became clinical on February 24 and has made a full recovery. The horse was vaccinated in June 2017. 

Also in Levy County, a 17-year-old Arabian gelding tested positive for EEE and on March 8 and was euthanized due to poor prognosis and severe clinical signs. He was vaccinated in 2015.

One horse in Marion County, Florida, tested positive for EEE on March 7. The 2-year-old Andalusian mare was euthanized due to poor prognosis and severe clinical signs. She was vaccinated approximately 1 year ago. 

One horse in Polk County, Florida, tested positive for EEE on March 8. The 9-month-old Quarter Horse mare was euthanized due to poor prognosis and severe clinical signs. She had no history of vaccination. 

One horse in Flagler County, Florida, tested positive for EEE on March 13. The yearling Quarter Horse filly died. She was vaccinated in August of 2017. 

One horse in Columbia County, Florida, tested positive for EEE on March 15. The 11-month-old Thoroughbred filly was euthanized due to poor prognosis and severe clinical signs. Her vaccination history is unknown.