USDA Reports a Newly VSV-Affected Arizona County

No new cases were confirmed in New Mexico or Texas, the other two states affected so far in 2020.
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USDA Reports a Newly VSV-Affected Arizona County
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) identified Maricopa County, Arizona, as newly infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), having two new confirmed positive and one new suspect premises. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
In its May 28 Situation Report, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) identified Maricopa County, Arizona, as newly infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), having two new confirmed positive and one new suspect premises.

So far in 2020, Arizona counties affected (with number of confirmed positive premises, suspect premises, premises released from quarantine, and currently quarantined premises) include:

  • Cochise 4,0,2,2
  • Gila 1,0,1,0
  • Maricopa 2,1,0,3
  • Pima 1,0,1,0
  • Pinal 1,0,1,0
  • Santa Cruz 1,0,0,1

Premises with confirmed positive and suspect cases are quarantined and monitored by veterinarians for at least 14 days from the onset of lesions in the last animal affected.

VS 101

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

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