New VSV Cases Confirmed in Oklahoma

Nine of the state’s counties now contain confirmed positive premises. Cherokee, Osage, and Ottawa counties have new and suspect cases.

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New VSV Cases Confirmed in Oklahoma
Osage County has one new suspect equine premises. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
In its July 30 Situation Report, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced two new confirmed positive and one new suspect premises in Oklahoma with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).

  • Cherokee County is newly infected, with one confirmed positive equine premises.
  • Osage County has one new suspect equine premises.
  • Ottawa County has one new confirmed positive equine premises.

Nine Oklahoma counties are currently affected, with the following confirmed positive premises and current premises quarantined:

  • Adair (1, 1)
  • Cherokee (1, 1)
  • Craig (1, 0)
  • Nowata (1, 1)
  • Osage (2, 2)
  • Ottawa (4, 3)
  • Rogers (1, 1)
  • Tulsa (1, 1)
  • Washington (4, 0)

Since its previous Situation Report on July 27, APHIS has released seven previously VSV-infected premises from quarantine in Craig, Osage, Ottawa, and Washington counties.

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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