Interim ICC Report – December 18 #10 (31.12.18)

France

Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection

On 28 December 2018, RESPE reported a case of EHV-4 respiratory infection in Orne. The positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on a nasal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

Equine Influenza (EI)

On 28 December 2018, RESPE reported an outbreak of EI in Ardennes. Affected horses presented with coughing, dyspnoea, nasal discharge and pyrexia. There are three laboratory confirmed cases, by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

Strangles

On 28 December 2018, RESPE reported an outbreak of strangles in Calvados. There are two laboratory confirmed cases by PCR on nasopharyngeal swabs by LABEO Frank Duncombe.

United Kingdom

Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection

On 28 December 2018, AHT confirmed an outbreak of EHV-4 respiratory infection in Sussex. There are a total of six unvaccinated weanlings showing clinical signs of coughing, dullness, nasal discharge and pyrexia. There is one laboratory confirmed case by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab. All those affected and in-contacts have been isolated.

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International Collating Centre