VS Update As Of 10/16/98

Colorado reported eight new investigations during the week ending October 16, 1998, of which three were VSV positive premises. Two of these premises were located in Larimer County and one in Weld County. Five formerly VSV positive premises were released from quarantine during this period. This brings the total of VSV quarantined premises in Colorado to 71.

New Mexico reported one new VSV investigation during the week, which is still pending. One formerly positive premises was released from quarantine. The total number of positive VSV premises in New Mexico is two.

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 http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/op/showmap.html.

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