OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The number of human cases of West Nile Virus has leveled off in Oklahoma while the number in horses has risen sharply in the past two months. The state Health Department on Thursday reported 176 cases and 12 deaths this year due to the virus -- an increase of one case since Tuesday and up by six from two weeks ago. State epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley says a recent light freeze and cooler temperatures have slowed the activity of the mosquito that carries the virus. While the increase in human cases has slowed -- the number of cases in horses has jumped from two at the end of August to 39. State veterinarian Dr. Rod Hall says the cause isn't clear and encourages horse owners to vaccinate their animals.
West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis at Record Levels in 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAR. 21, 2013 — With more than 600 cases of equine West Nile virus (WNV)1 and more than 200 cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)2 reported in 2012, it was one of the worst years on record for mosquito-borne diseases.
2012 Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) Update: Three Confirmed Equine WNV Cases In California
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- JULY 31, 2012 -- The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Animal Health Branch confirmed two additional cases of West Nile Virus (WNV).
Salem County Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in First Reported New Jersey Equine Case of the Year
NJ.COM -- AUGUST 14, 2012 -- A horse in Salem County has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first and only reported equine case of the disease in all of New Jersey so far this year, state officials said.
Lower Saucon Township horse is 2012's first reported case of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania
THE EXPRESS TIMES -- MARCH 29, 2012 -- West Nile virus has shown up in Northampton County, marking Pennsylvania's earliest confirmed case in a season statewide since officials first detected the disease in 2000.
West Nile Innovator® Joins Pfizer Animal Health Line of Equine Vaccines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- MADISON, NJ -- MAY 5, 2012 -- The trusted West Nile Innovator® West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine has moved to the Pfizer Animal Health brand with an updated package and label.
First Equine Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed for 2013
Texas has reported the nation’s first case of equine West Nile virus this year.
LDAF Commissioner Strain Warns of Eastern Equine Encephalitis West Nile Virus Threats
ZACHARY PLAINSMAN-NEWS -- JULY 19, 2012 -- An increase in Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus cases in horses has prompted Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., to warn owners to vaccinate.