International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2018
The Republic of South Africa (RSA) reported isolated cases of African horse sickness in known infected areas that included the provinces of the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, and KwaZulu-Natal. Occurrence of the disease is as expected for this time of year.
Equine influenza was recorded in Ecuador (one outbreak), France (three outbreaks), and the U.K., which considers the disease to be endemic. The disease is also endemic in the U.S., being confirmed in seven states, with some outbreaks characterized by multiple cases of the disease.
Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S. reported multiple outbreaks of strangles. The number of confirmed outbreaks/cases included two in Canada, 28 in France, four in Germany, five in Ireland, and four in Switzerland. The disease was reported to be endemic in the U.K. and in the U.S., where 34 outbreaks were confirmed in 18 states involving at least 68 affected
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