Outbreak Alerts: August 21, 2023 West Nile Virus in Kern County, CA

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Confirmed Case(s) – No Quarantine

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Number Confirmed: 1
Number Exposed: Unknown
Age: 3
Gender: Mare
Breed: Quarter Horse (QH)
Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/7/2023
Clinical Signs: Acute onset of neurological behavior, pelvic limb weakness, falling when backed, neurologic on tail pull.
Confirmation Date: 8/15/2023
Horse Status: Euthanized
Vaccination Status: Undervaccinated
Comments: This is the 5th case confirmed of equine WNV in California in 2023.

For more information, go to: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/WNV_Info.html

See past published Outbreak Alerts: https://nwhorsesource.com/category/news/alerts

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