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CDFA – Lastest West Nile Virus Activity in California – 2016

The first case of equine West Nile Virus has been confirmed for 2016. A thoroughbred mare met case definition with neurologic signs and a positive IgM Capture ELISA test for West Nile Virus. The positive horse is located in San Diego County. The unvaccinated five-year-old mare is alive and recovering slowly.

The CDFA continually monitors and investigates equine neurologic cases for the presence of West Nile Virus in California. As a reminder, timely and accurate reporting of equine West Nile Virus cases by veterinarians is a valuable component of arbovirus disease surveillance and helps to direct mosquito control efforts designed to prevent West Nile Virus infection in both horses and humans. For the latest confirmed case count and additional disease information click here.

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