Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

Q: I’ve heard a lot about Zika virus in the news. Does Zika virus affect horses? If so, what are the signs of disease?

A: There’s currently no evidence that Zika virus can infect horses. Zika—which is a mosquito-borne virus related to West Nile virus and dengue fever— has only been found in nature in humans and nonhuman primates.

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