Michigan’s First 2017 Equine EEE Death

A yearling Standardbred colt has died of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Michigan.

A yearling Standardbred colt from Wexford County, Michigan, was the state’s first EEE case of 2017. iStockPhotos.com

A yearling Standardbred colt has died of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development received confirmation of the disease, which marked Michigan’s first EEE case for 2017. The colt was from Wexford County. He developed a fever and was unable to rise, then died of the disease.

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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