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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.


    

Vesicular Stomatitis
Cherokee County, OK
Outbreak Identifier: 4324
Alert ID: 1739
August 07, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on July 27, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Oklahoma county: 1 new premises in Cherokee County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Rogers County.For more information go to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-08-06-20.pdf

Vesicular Stomatitis
McDonald, Ozark and St. Clair Counties, MO
Alert ID: 1738
August 07, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

  United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on July 27, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Missouri counties: 1 new premises in McDonald County, 2 new premises in Ozark County, 1 new premises St. Clair County.  For more information go to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-08-06-20.pdf

Vesicular Stomatitis
Miami County, KS
Outbreak Identifier: 4320
Alert ID: 1737
August 07, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

  United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on July 27, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis in the following Kansas county: 1 new premises in Miami County. Additional suspect premises have been identified in Butler, Cherokee, and Sedgwick counties. For more information go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-08-06-20.pdf

Vesicular Stomatitis
Benton County, AR
Outbreak Identifier: 4319
Alert ID: 1736
August 07, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

  United States Department of Agriculture

Notes: The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released a new situation report on August 6, 2020 confirming vesicular stomatitis on 3new premises in Benton County Arkansas. for more information go to:  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/animal_diseases/vsv/sitrep-08-06-20.pdf

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Horry County, SC
Outbreak Identifier: 4317
Alert ID: 1735
August 07, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

South Carolina State Veterinarian

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: 17; Gender: Mare; Breed: Paint; Horse Status: Euthanized; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: This is the 4 case of EEE in Horry county and a total of 8 cases in South Carolina this year.;

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Isle of Wight County, VA
Outbreak Identifier: 4316
Alert ID: 1734
August 07, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Age: Weanling; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/30/2020;
Clinical Signs: Ataxia, Drowsy, Hyperesthetic; Confirmation Date: 8/7/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: For more information about EEE go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EEE%20Cobranded.pdf;

Equine Infectious Anemia
Clarke County, GA
Outbreak Identifier: 4130
Alert ID: 1733
August 06, 2020
Quarantine Released

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: Update 08/06/20: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has updated information on the case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) discovered in Clarke County. On July 28, 2020 the Department released the EIA quarantine after follow up testing revealed no additional cases. There are no EIA-related quarantines in Georgia at this time. For more information about EIA https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EIA%20Cobranded.pdf;

Potomac Horse Fever
Cherokee County, GA
Outbreak Identifier: 4315
Alert ID: 1732
August 06, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Notes: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed one positive case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in a Thoroughbred at a Cherokee County facility. The affected horse had a 3-day history of diarrhea with high fever and was humanely euthanized due to declining condition. For additional information on PHF, please visit: https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/PotomacHorseFever_Final.pdf ;

Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Dougherty, Lanier, Long, Lowndes and Thomas County, GA
Alert ID: 1731
August 06, 2020
Confirmed Case(s): No Quarantine

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Notes: The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed EEE cases in the following counties: Dougherty, Lanier, Long, Lowndes, and Thomas. The 2020 total reported EEE cases in GA to date are 5 confirmed. For more information about EEE go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet_EEE%20Cobranded.pdf.

Strangles
Clark County, WA
Outbreak Identifier: 4309
Alert ID: 1730
August 05, 2020
Confirmed case(s): Official Quarantine

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: 2;
Age: 5; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Onset of Clinical Signs: 7/21/2020;
Clinical Signs: Submandibular Swelling; Confirmation Date: 7/29/2020; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Notes: A farm in Clark County has been placed under an official quarantine after a horse has tested positive for Strangles. Fifteen additional horses are located on the farm. For more information about Strangles go to https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Outside%20Linked%20Documents/DiseaseFactsheet-Strep_equi_final%20Cobranded_0.pdf ;