Oregon Officials Confirm Horse With West Nile Virus

This case marks Crook County’s first-ever WNV case.
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Oregon Officials Confirm Horse With West Nile Virus
According to OHA records, this is Crook County’s first-ever case of WNV, and Oregon’s seventh case for 2019. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Officials at the Oregon Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have confirmed that a horse in Crook County, east of Bend, tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

According to OHA records, this is Crook County’s first-ever case of WNV, and Oregon’s seventh case for 2019. Other WNV-affected counties include Baker, Deschutes, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, and Union, with WNV-positive horses confirmed in Baker, Crook, Harney, Malheur, and Union counties. WNV was first recorded in Oregon in 2003.

About West Nile Virus

West Nile virus transmission occurs when infected mosquitoes feed on animals, as well as humans, after having fed on infected birds

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