Six Kansas Counties Now Confirmed With VSV

Greenwood, Marion, and Sumner join the list of Kansas counties affected by vesicular stomatitis virus.

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Six Kansas Counties Now Confirmed With VSV
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. | Photo: Courtesy Wyoming State Veterinarian's Office
In its July 2 Situation Report, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed three new Kansas counties with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV): Greenwood, Marion, and Sumner. The 2020 equine outbreak now involves six Kansas counties, with 17 new confirmed positive and 12 new suspect premises:

  • Butler (9 new confirmed positive premises, 10 new suspect premises);
  • Cowley (1 new confirmed positive);
  • Greenwood (1 new confirmed positive);
  • Marion (1 new confirmed positive);
  • Sedgwick (3 new confirmed positive); and
  • Sumner (2 confirmed positive, 2 suspect).

Since APHIS’s previous Situation Report on June 24, seven previously infected or suspect premises have been released from quarantine in three counties:

  • Butler (5);
  • Cowley (1); and
  • Sedgwick (1).

Other states affected with VSV this year include Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas.

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

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