Wisconsin Reports Additional Equine EEE and WNV Cases

Wisconsin reported EEE and WNV in Jackson County. iStockPhotos.com

Wisconsin has reported a new case of EEE and West Nile virus (WNV) in Jackson County. This was the fourth case of each disease in the state for 2017.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection confirmed its fourth case of equine West Nile virus for 2017. The unvaccinated 13-year-old Belgian mare showed neurologic signs, became non-ambulatory, and was euthanized. No quarantine was established.

The state also confirmed EEE in a 10-year-old Quarter Horse gelding. The vaccination status of the gelding was unknown. The horse had a high fever, showed neurologic signs, became non-ambulatory, and was euthanized. No quarantine was established.

This article was created with information from the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The 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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