WNV in North Carolina Horses: Case Confirmed in Davie County

The unvaccinated horse in Davie County is the fourth North Carolina horse to test positive for WNV this year.
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West Nile virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. | Photo: G. Bohne/Wikimedia Commons

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) in an unvaccinated horse in Davie County, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Nov. 7.

According to EDCC data, this is the fourth confirmed case of WNV in North Carolina horses in 2018.

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

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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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