HEALTH ALERT: Confirmed Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Ontario
Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, Aug. 16, 2018 – Below are details from the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) pertaining to newly confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the province of Ontario.
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs was notified of two confirmed cases of EEE in Haldimand County, ON. Both horses, from separate farms, were unvaccinated for EEE and had no history of travel. They were euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurological signs. Laboratory diagnostic testing confirmed infection with the EEE virus. Private veterinarians have confirmed three more horses have demonstrated acute onset of neurological disease within a five kilometre radius of these two horses, and two have been euthanized.
For more information contact:
Dr. Alison Moore
Lead Veterinarian – Animal Health and Welfare
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
To receive updates from CAHSS about disease outbreaks in Canada please visit www.cahss.ca.
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