VS Update 10/06/98

Arizona reported no new VS investigations during the week ending October 2, 1998, and one pending case was negative. Arizona has no premises under quarantine for VS.

Colorado reported 11 new investigations during the week, of which two were VS positive premises. In addition, five cases pending the previous week were VS positive premises. Four of these seven positive premises were located in Larimer County, two in Weld County, and one in Boulder County. Three formerly positive premises were released from quarantine, bringing the total of VS quarantined premises in Colorado to 71.

New Mexico reported one new VS investigation during the week, which was positive. The positive VS premises was located in Bernalillo County. This brings the total number of positive VS premises in New Mexico to three.

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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