With a confirmed infection (Indiana serotype) in a horse in Lincoln County, Nebraska joins five other states reporting vesicular stomatitis so far this summer. The USDA’s most recent summary report shows that since the index case in Texas on June 21, the number of U.S. premises with confirmed cases has reached 665, in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. Of those confirmed cases, only two, in Boulder County, Colorado and Gonzales County, Texas, have affected cattle.
Since the August 1 report, last-week’s update shows 156 new VSV-affected premises (67 confirmed positive, 89 suspect). The report shows the following activity in those states:
Colorado reports 50 new confirmed positive, 64 new suspect premises, while 134 previously VSV-infected or suspect premises have been released from quarantine since the last situation report.
New Mexico reported three new confirmed positive, three new suspect premises, with 44 previously VSV-infected or suspect premises released from quarantine since the last situation report.
Oklahoma reported no new confirmed positive or suspect premises, and one previously VSV-infected premises in Tillman County released from quarantine.
Texas found 11 new confirmed positive and 17 new suspect premises, while 27 previously VSV-infected or suspect premises have been released from quarantine.
Wyoming reports three new confirmed positive and five new suspect premises. With one previously VSV-infected premises in Platte County has been released from quarantine.
See the latest situation report from the USDA.
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