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University of Wisconsin-Madison: Equine Encephalitis Detection Highlights Need to Protect Horses, People

Aug 05, 2019 - Targeted News Service

[TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Wisconsin's Madison Campus issued the following news:

By David Tenenbaum

The first detection of Eastern equine encephalitis in Wisconsin in 2019 was announced last week by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection. A 22-year-old quarter horse mare from Barron County was euthanized after showing symptoms of brain disease.

Although it is quite rare, Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, can cause fatal infections and ...