West Nile Virus (WNV) in Horses Surveillance

 
 
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West Nile Virus (WNV) in Alberta Horses (2003 to 2016)

Year
Number of Confirmed Positive Cases
2003
170
2004
4
2005
3
2006
9
2007
46
2008
0
2009
1
2010
0
2011
0
2012
5
2013
14
2014
6
2015
10
2016
10
2017
3 *
TOTAL
281
.
Cases Reported in 2017:
Case Number
Nearest Population Centre
Case Definition
1
Vauxhall
Possible Case
2
Hanna
Positive Case
3
Bassano
Positive Case
.As of
* Revised Case definitions, as per the OIE, for equine cases of Wet Nile Virus.

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The Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian was notified of the first confirmed "possible positive" equine case of West Nile Virus in 2017 on Wednesday July 18 in horse in MD Taber.


For more information about WNV in horses, please read the WNV Agri-Fact sheet.

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This information published to the web on February 23, 2009.
Last Reviewed/Revised on September 7, 2017.