WNV in Kansas Horses: Multiple Cases Confirmed

Unvaccinated horses and those with unknown vaccination histories from Lyon, Marion, Neosho, Seward, and Wichita counties have tested positive for WNV.
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West Nile virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. | Photo: iStock

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses across the state over the past few weeks.

Officials have received reports of confirmed cases in horses from Lyon, Marion, Neosho, Seward, and Wichita counties. All of the confirmed cases of WNV in Kansas were in unvaccinated horses or horses with an unknown vaccination history so were assumed to be unvaccinated.

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West Nile virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes

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