Newly Identified Arizona, Texas Counties Confirmed With VSV

Two new suspect premises have also been identified in New Mexico.

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Newly Identified Arizona, Texas Counties Confirmed With VSV
Because of the virus’ contagious nature and its resemblance to other diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, animal health officials urge livestock owners and caretakers to report these symptoms to their veterinarian immediately. | Photo: Brian McCluskey

In its April 29 situation report, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) identified four new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)-affected premises in three states.

In Arizona, Pinal County was identified as newly infected, with one confirmed positive equine premises. One premises in Cochise County has also been confirmed.

In New Mexico, one new suspect equine premises has been identified in each of two counties: Dona Ana and Sierra. Presently, Dona Ana County contains four confirmed positive premises and one suspect premises; Eddy County contains one confirmed positive premises; and Sierra County contains two confirmed positive and one suspect premises

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