Connecticut Horse Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

On October 11, 2000, the State of Connecticut confirmed a horse testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Cheshire. This is the fifth horse testing positive for WNV in Connecticut this year. The owner reported the onset of clinical signs on September 17, 2000. A veterinarian saw the horse on September 20 and a serum sample was collected that day for testing. The horse had not traveled, and is alive and improving. Other horses in the stable were reported to have no signs of sickness.

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