The total number of equine cases of illness caused by West Nile virus confirmed at the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories or reported by state officials so far this year is 7,462.  That is an increase of 1,239 cases since Sept. 22. The cases are from 36 states:


Alabama (39), Arkansas (64), Colorado (296), Delaware (1), Florida (180), Georgia (26), Illinois (415), Indiana (358), Iowa (576), Kansas (299), Kentucky (328), Louisiana (324), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (145), Minnesota (642), Mississippi (214), Missouri (252), Montana (99), Nebraska (988), New Jersey (13), New Mexico (24), New York (13), North Dakota (553), Ohio (246), Oklahoma (73), Pennsylvania (28), South Carolina (2), South Dakota (613), Tennessee (79), Texas (443), Vermont (3), Virginia (17), West Virginia (3), Wisconsin (45), and Wyoming (57).