Four cases of Eastern equine encephalitis had been confirmed in Louisiana at press time. According to a report from a Louisiana Public Health Epidemiologist, the earliest onset was on March 19, and the other three horses had onsets ranging from April 25 to May 11.

The first horse was in Vernon parish, and the other three were in Tangipahoa, Livingston, and East Feliciana parishes. One of the horses had last been vaccinated one year ago, one had never been vaccinated, and two had been vaccinated two to three days prior to onset. Cases were confirmed by IFA or plaque reduction assay.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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