VSV Confirmed in Two Newly Infected Kansas Counties

Twenty-two Kansas counties currently contain premises under vesicular stomatitis quarantine. The newly affected counties include Crawford and Franklin.
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VSV Confirmed in Two Newly Infected Kansas Counties
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 30 Situation Report, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed Crawford and Franklin counties in Kansas as newly infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). Since APHIS’ previous Situation Report on July 27, the following counties were reported with new VSV-quarantined premises:

  • Allen — 1 new suspect equine premises
  • Chase — 1 new suspect equine premises
  • Cherokee — 1 new suspect equine premises
  • Cowley — 1 new suspect equine premises
  • Crawford — 1 confirmed positive, 1 suspect equine premises
  • Franklin — 1 confirmed positive equine premises
  • Labette — 1 new suspect equine premises
  • Miami — 2 new suspect equine premises
  • Montgomery – 1 new suspect equine premises
  • Neosho — 1 new suspect equine premises

Since the July 27 Situation Report, 20 previously VSV-infected or suspect premises have been released from quarantine in the following Kansas counties:

  • Allen
  • Cherokee
  • Coffey
  • Cowley
  • Miami
  • Montgomery
  • Neosho
  • Sedgwick
  • Sumner
  • Wilson

Kansas currently leads states in the number of counties with VSV-quarantined premises (22), confirmed positive premises (96), and currently quarantined premises (74):

  • Allen (3 confirmed positive, 4 currently quarantined)
  • Bourbon (1, 1)
  • Butler (31, 4)
  • Chase (1, 1)
  • Cherokee (6, 9)
  • Coffey (1, 2)
  • Cowley (9, 5)
  • Crawford (1, 2)
  • Elk (1, 1)
  • Franklin (1, 1)
  • Greenwood (2, 1)
  • Labette (2, 6)
  • Linn (2, 3)
  • Lyon (3, 5)
  • Marion (2, 1)
  • Miami (2, 6)
  • Montgomery (6, 2)
  • Morris 1, 1)
  • Neosho (3, 11)
  • Riley (1, 1)
  • Sedgwick (11, 0)
  • Sumner (2, 0)
  • Wilson (3, 6)
  • Woodson (1, 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

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