South Carolina Reports Two New Equine EEE Cases
The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported July 27 that two additional cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in horses in South Carolina.
The state veterinarian’s office received laboratory confirmation of the new on July 26.
“One of these cases is in Greenville County and is the first confirmed case in the upstate in 2016,” the EDCC statement said. “This confirmation comes after the first confirmed case in the Midlands in Kershaw County the week of July 15, providing solid evidence that the risk to South Carolina horses from EEE at this time is not confined to our coastal counties but is, indeed, statewide. The Greenville county case was a 10-year-old Quart Horse.
“The second new case was a 5-year-old Quarter Horse in Horry County,” the statement continued. “This is the fourth confirmed case in Horry County in 2016. Neither of these horses had been vaccinated according to label instructions and neither
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