Utah’s First Equine WNV Case in 2017

A 2-year-old filly in Utah is recovering from West Nile virus. This was the first WNV case in the state for 2017.

Utah’s first 2017 case of WNV was in Carbon County. Google Maps

On August 3, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food received Confirmation of West Nile virus (WNV) in a 2-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Carbon County. On presentation, the horse was ataxic and exhibited hindlimb weakness. As of August 8, the horse had responded  to treatment and is expected to recover. This is the first WNV case for Utah in 2017.

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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