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
11 *
2018
1*
TOTAL
289 **
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Cases Reported in 2018:
Case Number
Nearest Population Centre
Case Definition
1
Olds
Possible Case
.As of
* Revised Case definitions, as per the OIE, for equine cases of Wet Nile Virus in 2017.

** total only includes confirmed positive cases from 2017 onwards as per revised case definitions.


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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 2018 on Thursday July 19 in horse in the County of Mountain View.


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 August 1, 2018.