Two Cases Of EEE Confirmed In South Carolina
Two cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) were confirmed in two South Carolina horses in June, according to Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health.
A 10-year-old horse from Horry County and a 4-month-old horse from Marion County recently tested positive for the disease. EEE is a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, which can also affect humans.
EEE is preventable by vaccinating horses.
Horse owners are urged to consult with their veterinarian to be sure vaccinations against both EEE and Western Nile Virus are up-to-date.