New Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Confirmed in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah

Four states still have VSV-infected or -suspect premises.
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New Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Confirmed in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah
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. Lesions usually heal in two or three weeks. | Photo: Courtesy Wyoming State Veterinarian's Office
In its Oct. 31, 2019, Situation Report, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed seven new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)-affected premises: five confirmed positive and two suspected. Affected states include:

  • Colorado — three new confirmed positive (one in Eagle County and two in Garfield County) and one new suspect (Fremont County);
  • Nebraska — one new confirmed positive in Garden County, which is a newly infected county; and
  • Utah — one new confirmed positive in Duchesne County

Since its last Situation Report on Oct. 23, 29 previously VSV-infected or suspect premises have been released from quarantine:

  • Colorado — five;
  • Texas — one, in Collin County;
  • Utah — one, in Carbon County; and
  • Wyoming — 22.

In 2019, seven states have been confirmed with a total of 1,138 VSV-infected or suspect premises: Colorado (690), Kansas (1), Nebraska (26), New Mexico (76), Oklahoma (1), Texas (172), Utah (24), and Wyoming (148).

In those states, 1,087 previously infected or suspect premises have been released from quarantine. All quarantined premises have been released in Oklahoma (since Aug. 7), New Mexico (since Sept. 5), and Texas (since Oct. 31). Quarantines for VSV extend for at least 14 days from the onset of lesions in the last affected animal on the premises

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