VSV Update: First Premises Decrease in Five Weeks

According to a Sept. 19, 2019, USDA update, the number of newly affected premises has dropped for first time in five weeks.

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Vesicular Stomatitis Update: Premises Decrease in Five Weeks
Vesicular stomatitis virus can cause blisters and sores in the mouth and on the tongue, muzzle, teats, or hooves of horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and other animals. | Photo: Courtesy Wyoming State Veterinarian's Office
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Sept. 19 that seven states (Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) remain affected with the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). However, since its last situation report of Sept. 12, the number of newly affected premises has dropped to 19 compared with:

  • 62 from Sept. 5–11;
  • 42 from Aug. 29–Sept. 5;
  • 54 from Aug. 22–29;
  • 43 from Aug. 18–22;
  • 22 from Aug. 14–18; and
  • 156 from Aug. 1–9

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