USDA Situation Report Identifies New Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

The agency reports three states have been released from VSV quarantine.
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USDA Situation Report Identifies New Vesicular Stomatitis Cases
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 a number of other animals. | Photo: Courtesy Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz
On Sept. 26, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed (49 new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)-affected premises in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, with six confirmed positive and 43 suspect premises identified.

  • Colorado – One new premises in Larimer County (cattle) and one in Park County; additional suspect premises in Jefferson and San Miguel counties;
  • Nebraska – One new premises in Scotts Bluff County;
  • Wyoming – One new premises in Albany County and two new premises in Fremont County; additional new suspect premises in Big Horn, Carbon, Goshen, Hot Springs, and Park counties.

Since its last Situation Report on Sept. 19, the USDA released the following previously VSV-infected or suspect premises from quarantine:

  • Colorado – 15
  • Nebraska – three
  • Utah – three
  • Wyoming – seven

The agency quarantines confirmed positive and suspect premises for at least 14 days following the onset of lesions in the last affected animal on the premises.

Since the outbreak began June 21, the USDA has confirmed 1,078 premises (1,066 strictly equine premises) in seven states (Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) as VSV-positive. A total of 927 previously VSV-infected or suspect premises in all affected states have completed the quarantine period and been released, and all quarantined premises have been released in Oklahoma (since Aug. 7), New Mexico (since Sept. 5), and Texas (since Sept. 19)

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