Florida Horse Contracts WNV

The case is the state’s eighth equine West Nile virus case for 2020.
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Florida Horse Contracts WNV
On Sept. 4, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials confirmed a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Collier County with West Nile virus (WNV). | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
On Sept. 4, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials confirmed a 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Collier County with West Nile virus (WNV). The affected horse first showed clinical signs on Aug. 23. Signs consisted of head tremor, hind limb weakness, and aimless wandering. He had been vaccinated.

This case marks the state’s eighth confirmed equine WNV case this year.

About West Nile Virus

WNV transmission occurs when infected mosquitoes feed on animals, as well as humans, after having fed on infected birds.

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