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2005 Vesicular Stomatitis Situation -- Timeline and Situation

On April 11, 2006 the United States informed the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that the 2005 vesicular stomatitis virus outbreak in was over.

On January 17, 2006 the State of Colorado released the quarantine on the last vesicular stomatitis positive premises in the State.

On December 28, 2005 the State of Wyoming released the quarantine on the last vesicular stomatitis positive premises in the State.

On December 1, 2005, the State of Idaho released the quarantine on the last vesicular stomatitis positive premises in the State.

On November 9, 2005, the State of Nebraska released the quarantine on the last three of the vesicular stomatitis premises in the State.

On October 18, 2005, the State of New Mexico released the quarantine on the last two vesicular stomatitis premises in the State.

On October 4 and 5, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories-FADDL in Plum Island, NY and Ames, IA confirmed the first bovine and equine cases of vesicular stomatitis by virus isolation in Scotts Bluff county, Nebraska . These are the first confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis in the State of Nebraska in 2005. Quarantines have been placed on the affected premises by State regulatory officials.

On September 26, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa , confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis New Jersey (VS-NJ) virus in horses on a premises in Bear Lake County, Idaho . These are the first confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis in the State of Idaho in 2005. Idaho had no cases of vesicular stomatitis in 2004.

On August 17, 2005, the state of Arizona released the quarantine on the last vesicular stomatitis premises in the State.

On August 10, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis New Jersey (VS-NJ) in horses on a premises in Yellowstone County, Montana. This is the first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis in the State of Montana in 2005. Montana had no cases of vesicular stomatitis in 2004.

On August 10, 2005 , the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory on Plum Island, New York, confirmed the first case of vesicular stomatitis New Jersey (VS) in cattle in Sublette County, Wyoming, by virus isolation. This is the first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis in the State of Wyoming in 2005. Wyoming had no cases of vesicular stomatitis in 2004.

On July 14, 2005, the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL) at Plum Island, New York, confirmed the first case of vesicular stomatitis in cattle in Montrose County, Colorado .

On July 5, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis in a horse at one premises in Delta County, Colorado. This is the first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis in Colorado in 2005.

On June 27, 2005, the State of Texas released the quarantine on the only vesicular stomatitis case positive premises in the State.

On June 22, 2005, the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL) in Plum Island, New York, serologically confirmed the first case of vesicular stomatitis in cattle in Socorro County, New Mexico, and on June 24, 2005, FADDL confirmed vesicular stomatitis virus - New Jersey by virus isolation. This was the first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis in a bovine animal in the United States in 2005.

On June 17, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis in a horse at a premises in Garfield County, Utah, near the town of Boulder. This is the first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis in the State of Utah in 2005. Utah had no cases of vesicular stomatitis in 2004.

On May 18, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa , have confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis in a horse currently located on a premises in Travis County, Texas. The horse, which was serologically positive for antibodies to VS-New Jersey (VS-NJ) virus, has an epidemiologic link to Yavapai County, Arizona. To date, there is no evidence of transmission of VS within the State of Texas in 2005.

On May 2, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, IA, confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis in a horse at a premises in Maricopa County, Arizona. This is the first case of vesicular stomatitis detected in Arizona in 2005.

On April 27, 2005, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, IA, confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis in horses at one premises in Grant County, New Mexico. The index case was identified by virus isolation. The isolate was vesicular stomatitis virus - New Jersey. This was the first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis in the United States in 2005.

Prior to the positive cases identified in April 2005, the last case of vesicular stomatitis in the United States was confirmed in Colorado in December 2004.

 



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