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EHV-1 outbreak: nine new confirmed cases in a week

June 3, 2011

By Laurie Dixon

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The number of confirmed cases of EHV-1 in western states has risen by nine in the past week, latest figures released today reveal.


Death toll

As at 25.6.2011

Arizona
2
California
2
Colorado
2
Idaho
2
New Mexico
2
Oregon
1
Utah
2
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Latest information from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture show that 84 horses are confirmed as infected with the deadly virus across 10 states.

The 10th state to join the list this week was Oklahoma, with one confirmed case of the neurological form of the disease.

The other states with confirmed cases are Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

The death toll has risen by two since the last APHIS release a week ago, and now stands at 12. The two latest deaths were reported in California.

Of the 84 confirmed cases, 58 are horses that were at the Ogden, Utah, cutting horse event which appears to be at the centre of the outbreak.

In the last week, just two additional premises with suspected or confirmed cases have been reported.

Owners of horses known to have been exposed in this incident have been contacted by State Animal Health Officials, APHIS said, and suspect and confirmed cases are reported to be under voluntary or state quarantine.

All horse known exposed horses are reported to be under either voluntary or state quarantine.

 

 

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