Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak Officially Over

The Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health) posted information on it's Web site that the vesicular stomatitis outbreak confirmed in August 2006 is now officially over.

 Information received by OIE on Dec. 27, 2006, from Dr. Ron DeHaven, Associate Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., stated that the outbreak began in Wyoming on Aug. 13. The last vesicular stomatitis-positive premises in Wyoming were released from quarantine on Dec. 19.

The vesicular stomatitis strain in this outbreak was identified as virus type New Jersey.

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Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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