The USDA released its third national EHV-1 situation report late yesterday, which can be found here. They will continue to release EHV-1 Situation Reports on a weekly basis. These reports have been posted online typically each Thursday around 6 p.m. (EST). Once there are no new exposed premises with suspect or confirmed EHV/EHM cases, the USDA will continue to issue Situation Reports for several weeks after to ensure there is no further transmission from the current EHV-1 incident. A summary of the updated information is as follows:
Summary Information on Current Situation (as of 06/02/2011). Items in red represent changes from the last situation report:
* A total of 84 confirmed EHV-1 or EHM cases have been reported in 10 states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, NM, NV, OK, OR, UT, WA)
* Of the 84 confirmed EHV/EHM cases, 58 cases are horses that were at the Ogden, Utah event.
* There are 12 horses associated with this incident that are dead or have been euthanized.
* There are 2 newly identified premises with suspect or confirmed cases identified this reporting period.
Hopefully, the number of new exposed premises with suspect or confirmed EHV/EHM cases will begin to decline as response, control and disease mitigation strategies begin to take hold. But out of an abundance of caution, we continue to ask all veterinarians, horse owners and organizations to maintain a measured and informed response along with responsible ownership practices to further mitigate the economic and health implications of this current outbreak.