Michigan Reporting Additional Equine EEE, WNV Cases

To date, the state has confirmed four EEE cases and 14 WNV cases in horses.

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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reported additional cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV) in horses in that state.

“Michigan continues to see high numbers of mosquito-transmitted disease cases in horses this year,” said a Sept. 28 statement on the MDARD Facebook page. “To date, Michigan has had four cases of EEE and 14 cases of WNV reported in horses.”

West Nile cases have been confirmed in Clinton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Livingston, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Montcalm, Osceola, Ottawa, Roscommon and St. Joseph, and Wexford (2) counties.

One EEE case was diagnosed in Roscommon County, one in Wexford County, and two in Clare County

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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