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Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas USA, Summer 2023


EDCC: On June 15, 2023, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirmed a finding of vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus (VSNJV) on a premises in Maverick County, Texas. One horse on the premises, a 15-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, met the confirmed VSV index case definition with compatible clinical signs and real-time RT-PCR detected results for VSNJV on swabs from oral lesions. This is the 2023 VSV index case for Texas.

Additionally, since the last situation report (6/9/2023), there have been 18 new VSV-affected premises identified (3 confirmed positive, 15 suspect) in California with five counties currently affected: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties. To date, all confirmed cases have been vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus (VSNJV) serotype.
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency: We have been notified by USDA about an outbreak of VS in the state of Texas in addition to California- import restrictions are being implemented.