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Two New Cases of Equine Encephalitis in Virginia

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Two more cases of the horse disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in Virginia. One was in Loudoun County, where a 28 year-old horse with multiple medical problems including equine encephalitis was euthanized.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the Loudoun County case is unusual, as the disease most often crops up in Virginia's Tidewater region. The other newly confirmed case involved a seven-year-old horse from Southhampton County, which the department said was still alive at last report.

The confirmations bring the total number of Equine Encephalitis cases in horses in Virginia this year to eight, although the department says an alpaca in Surry County also tested positive and recovered on its own. The state veterinarian says there's no cure for the disease and urges horse owners to vaccinate their animals every six to 12 months.

Matt McCleskey reports..


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