Virginia Reports First 2018 EEE Horse Death

A mare from Suffolk, Virginia, died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed the first case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Virginia in 2018. 

A Quarter Horse mare from Suffolk, Virginia, entered the North Carolina Veterinary School hospital in late July and subsequently died. The hospital received notice yesterday of the EEE positive result. The horse was vaccinated incompletely with an initial vaccination, but not the follow-up shot. 

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