Disease 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.

West Nile Virus
Hillsborough County, FL
Outbreak Identifier: 5407
Alert ID: 2790
November 01, 2022
Confirmed Case(s) - No Quarantine

Florida Department Agriculture and Consumer Services

Number Confirmed: 1;
Number Exposed: Unknown;
Facility Type: Farm;
Age: 4; Gender: Gelding; Breed: Quarter Horse Cross; Usage: Pleasure Riding; Onset of Clinical Signs: 10/23/2022;
Clinical Signs: Depression, Fever, Waxing and waning ataxia, Hindlimb Paresis; Confirmation Date: 10/28/2022; Horse Status: Affected And Alive; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;
Comments: This is the 4th confirmed case of West Nile Virus for Florida in 2022. For more information about West Nile Virus go to: WNV factsheet.