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Disease Outbreak Alerts

Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed here as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status. Specific premises will not be named but the general location by town, county and state will be listed. When locations, events or horses are at risk they will be listed. Updates will be posted as they are received.

Alert ID: 1545
December 13, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Remington Park Racetrack, OK
Information Only
Source: Kentucky Department of Agriculture

While the situation at Remington Park Racetrack appears to be improving (EDCC alert #1544) with release of the index barn and no known spread beyond the second quarantined barn, the test results indicate that there is a risk that the virus continues circulate in the environment. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's current policy of restricting horses entering Kentucky tracks or training centers is unchanged.  Requests to move horses from Remington to a Kentucky track or their associated training centers will be considered on an individual basis. The KDA position will remain as currently written through the remainder of this calendar year.

Alert ID: 1544
December 12, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Remington Park Racetrack, Oklahoma County, OK
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 14;
Number Exposed: 120;
Update 12/11/2019: Two additional horses in Quarantine 2 Barn tested PCR positive for EHV-1 on 12/9/2019 and were moved to the isolation barn. This second barn was quarantined on 11/20/2019 and is the only race barn currently under quarantine with 60 horses. 

Alert ID: 1543
December 10, 2019
Strangles
Hillsborough County, FL
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 2;
Notes: On December 3rd, one premises in Hillsborough County Florida was placed under quarantine after 4 horses began displaying clinical signs of Strangles with two confirmed test results. There are 34 horses on the property.;

Alert ID: 1542
December 09, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
San Bernardino County, CA
Outbreak Update
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 10;
Number Exposed: 11;

Notes: Outbreak update 12/9/2019: No new cases. Four (4) of the EHV-1 positive horses have had two (2) negative tests seven (7) days apart. The other three (3) EHV-1 positive horses have not yet met the testing requirement so the entire premise is still under quarantine. CDFA continues to monitor the situation.

Alert ID: 1541
December 07, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Remington Park Racetrack, Oklahoma County, OK
Quarantine Released
Source: Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 11;
Number Exposed: 100;
Notes: Update 12-7-2019:The quarantine on the first quarantined barn was released on 12/5/19. The horses in this barn completed 14 days with no exposure to an EHV-1 positive horse, no fevers, no symptoms compatible with EHV-1, and two negative tests a week apart. One additional horse in the second quarantine barn tested PCR positive for EHV1 and was moved to the isolation facility. 

Alert ID: 1540
December 06, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Montgomery County, VA
Quarantine Released
Source: Virginia State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 14;
Notes: The quarantine at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is released.;

Alert ID: 1539
December 02, 2019
West Nile Virus
Fulton County, OH
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 6; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/22/2019;
Clinical Signs: Fever, Muscle Fasciculations, Weakness; Confirmation Date: 10/24/2019; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the third case of WNV for Ohio in 2019. ;

Alert ID: 1538
November 27, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
Remington Park Racetrack, OK
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 10;
Number Exposed: Approximately 100;
Update 11/27/2019: Eight additional horses in the second quarantine barn have tested PCR positive for EHV-1. These horses have been moved to the Isolation Barn and are clinically normal. The index case was the only horse that had neurologic signs. Information to date indicates the virus has been contained to the two quarantined barns.

Alert ID: 1537
November 27, 2019
Equine Herpesvirus- Neurologic
San Bernardino County, CA
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine
Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 10;
Number Exposed: 10
Outbreak Update: 11/27/2019- One additional exposed horse on the index premise, a 12-year-old Quarter Horse mare, became febrile and has been confirmed positive for EHV-1. CDFA continues to monitor the situation.;

Alert ID: 1536
November 27, 2019
Equine Influenza
Snohomish County, WA
Confirmed Case(s): Voluntary Quarantine
Source: Washington Sate Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 2;
Number Exposed: 28;
Age: 12; Gender: Mare; Breed: Mixed breed; Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/18/2019;
Clinical Signs: coughing, Fever, Snotty nose; Confirmation Date: 11/21/2019; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;

 

Age: Suckling Foal; Breed: Mixed breed; Onset of Clinical Signs: 11/18/2019;
Clinical Signs: coughing, Fever, Snotty nose; Confirmation Date: 11/21/2019; Horse Status: Recovering; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: Attending vet is caring for other horses in the barn and self-quarantine. Others horses are vaccinated and no showing no signs.;