EEE and WNV Confirmed in New Jersey Horses

Animal health officials confirmed the first WNV case and fourth EEE case in New Jersey horses in 2018.

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EEE and WNV confirmed in New Jersey horses
Both EEE and WNV are viral diseases transmitted to horses via infected mosquitoes. | Photo: iStock

New Jersey animal health officials have confirmed additional cases of mosquito-borne diseases in horses in that state.

A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the first reported case of West Nile virus (WNV) and an Ocean County gelding is the fourth reported Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) case in New Jersey for 2018. Neither horse had been vaccinated against WNV or EEE in 2018.

The Burlington County mare is undergoing treatment while the Ocean County horse was euthanized on Sept. 4. The other three EEE cases in 2018, all euthanized, were in Monmouth and Camden counties

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