VS Update As Of 10/30/98

Colorado reported two new investigations during the week ending October 30, 1998, both of which are pending. Six formerly VS infected premises were removed from quarantine, four of these were located in Weld County and one each in Boulder and Jefferson Counties. This brings the total number of VS positive premises under quarantine in Colorado to 66.

New Mexico reported no new VS investigations. One formerly VS infected premises, located in Santa Fe County, was released from quarantine. New Mexico has one VS infected premises remaining under quarantine.

This update reflects only the investigations in case positive states after the index case was reported.

All positive cases in the four affected States have been of the equine species, except one, a bovine case reported in Adams County, Colorado.

To view a map of the affected areas go to www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ep/showmap.html.

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