Published Date: 2004-08-02 23:50:00
Subject: PRO/AH> Vesicular stomatitis, equine, bovine - USA (TX, NM, CO): OIE (03)
Archive Number: 20040802.2110
VESICULAR STOMATITIS, EQUINE, BOVINE - USA (TEXAS,NEW MEXICO, COLORADO):
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Date: 2 Aug 2004
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Source: Office International des Epizooties(OIE), Disease Information, Vol.
17 - No. 31
Vesicular Stomatitis in the United States of America
Follow-up report No. 3
See also: 2 July 2004, 25 June 2004, 21 May 2004
Information received on 26 July 2004 from Dr Peter Fernandez, Associate
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC:
End of previous report period: 1 July 2004 (see Disease Information, 17
, 180, dated 2 July 2004).
End of this report period: 26 July 2004.
Location /No. of outbreaks
State of Colorado, Douglas county /1 farm
State of Colorado, Las Animas county /2 farms
State of Colorado, Park county /1 farm
State of Colorado, Pueblo county/ 7 farms
State of New Mexico, Bernalillo county/ 4 farms
State of New Mexico, Grant county/ 1 farm
State of New Mexico, San Miguel county/ 1 farm
State of New Mexico, Socorro county/ 1 farm
State of New Mexico, Valencia county/ 8 farms
State of Texas, Dimmit county/ 1 farm
State of Texas, Kerr county/ 1 farm
State of Texas, Starr county/ 7 farms
State of Texas, Uvalde county/ 1 farm
State of Texas, Val Verde county/ 1 farm
State of Texas, Yoakum county/ 1 farm
Total 38 farms
Total number of animals in the new outbreaks:
species/ susceptible/ cases/ deaths/ destroyed/ slaughtered
bov / 2,493 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0
equ / 148 / 101 / 0 / 0 / 0
ovi / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
cap / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
sui / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: National Veterinary Services
Laboratories, Plum Island, New York.
B. Diagnostic tests used: complement fixation test, cELISA(1) and virus
C. Causal agent: vesicular stomatitis virus type New Jersey.
A. Source of agent / origin of infection: unknown.
B. Mode of spread: unknown.
- control of arthropods;
- the affected premises are under quarantine;
- movement control inside the country;
(1) cELISA: competitive ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)
[ The USDA/APHIS website
<http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/vs/vs_background.html> provides some
interesting information and links to two JAVMA articles on the 1997 and
1995 VS outbreaks in the Western states. - Mod. PC]