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[RC] Fw: PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (LA)(02) - Mary Ann Spencer

 
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Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (LA)(02)

EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS, EQUINE - USA (LOUISIANA)(02)
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Date: 1 Oct 2004
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Source: NOLA.com / AP [edited]
<http://www.nola.com/newsflash/louisiana/index.ssf?/base/news-12/109657919724670.xml&storylist=louisiana>


Ag officials confirm equine encephalitis outbreak
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10 horses have died from Eastern equine encephalitis, and another 10 are
believed to have had the disease, the state Department of Health and
Hospitals said Thursday.  The horses were in parts of DeSoto and Caddo
parishes, it said in a news release.

Owners should make sure their horses have been vaccinated for the disease
and get in touch with their veterinarians as soon as a horse becomes ill, a
news release said.  It said the state veterinarian's office confirmed the
outbreak, which has affected only horses.

People also can get Eastern equine encephalitis. And, like horses, they are
more likely to get seriously ill or to die from EEE than from West Nile.

However, so far in 2004, no people have become sick from that virus --
though there have been 55 human cases of West Nile, 2 of St. Louis
encephalitis, and 2 of LaCrosse virus.

The news release said doctors, clinics, or hospitals that use private
laboratories should ask them to check for EEE as well as West Nile virus,
especially in Caddo and DeSoto parishes.

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[A quick look at the ProMED-mail archive indicates the regular occurrence
of both equine and human cases of EEE over the past few years.  2004
started early, with reports in early July.  With the highly abnormal
amounts of rainfall from hurricanes and tropical depressions, we might well
expect more reports. A vaccine is available for horses.

There have been approximately 200 human cases in the United States since
1964. Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, and New Jersey usually have the most
cases. - Mod.PC]

[see also:
Eastern equine encephalitis, equines - USA (LA) 20040913.2552
Eastern equine encephalitis, human, equine - USA (MA)(02) 20040911.2530
Eastern equine encephalitis, human, equine - USA (MA) 20040906.2494
Eastern equine encephalitis, human - USA (MA) 20040820.2316
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (Eastern): horses, chickens 20040806.2151
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (VA) 20040801.2097
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (AL) 20040704.1794
Eastern equine encephalitis - Venezuela (03) 20040531.1481
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - Venezuela (02) 20040428.1182
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - Venezuela 20040426.1163
2003
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Eastern equine encephalitis, human - USA (NJ) 20031021.2646
Eastern equine encephalitis, human - USA (VA) 20030929.2455
Eastern equine encephalitis, emu - USA (RI) 20030916.2342
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - Canada (ON) 20030826.2153
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (NJ) 20030821.2103
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (NC) (02) 20030821.2099
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA: vaccination 20030819.2084
Eastern equine encephalitis, chicken - USA (DE) 20030819.2082
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (LA)(02) 20030816.2048
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (NC) 20030815.2031
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (MD) (02) 20030815.2030
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (WI) 20030813.2009
Eastern equine encephalitis, human - USA (AL): susp. 20030808.1962
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (MD) 20030802.1892
Eastern equine encephalitis, equine - USA (LA) 20030727.1845
Eastern equine encephalitis, human - USA (GA) (02) 20030725.1818
Eastern equine encephalitis - USA (Northeast): alert 20030722.1792]
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