The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported that on August 21, 2017, one horse in Okaloosa County was confirmed positive for EEE. The vaccination history of the horse was unknown. It became neurologic and died on August 7. This was the second 2017 EEE case for Florida.
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.