South Carolina Reports EEE and Equine WNV Deaths

South Carolina reports three horse deaths due to EEE or WNV.

The South Carolina State Veterinarian’s Office confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in Horry County (Myrtle Beach area). This 7-year-old Quarter Horse with unknown vaccination status was euthanized.

The South Carolina State Veterinarian’s office also confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in two horses. The horses were located in Dorchester and Spartanburg Counties. The 11-year-old Miniature Horse in Dorchester County had an unknown vaccination status an died. The unvaccinated 26-year-old  Tennessee Walking Horse in Spartanburg County was euthanized.

he 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.

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