Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Québec
Hello everyone, been away for a while, glad to be back now. Hope everything is going well with you and your horses.
Up here in Québec things are a bit gloomy. There have been two confirmed cases of eastern equine encephalitis on two horses and six confirmed cases on emu birds (forgive translation, for those who speak french it's ''émeu''). Ten more cases in horses are being looked into at the moment and many more in emu birds. Doctors all over the province have been told to stay on alert for any suspected human cases. Same thing with veterinarians. It's the first time in over 30 years. Mosquitos drawn here by the hurricanes in the southern states are the official cause of those cases. No vaccine has been approved yet nor any medication. Everyone is on edge and information on the state of things is scarce.
I've read that it is rather common down in the United-States. Any information pertaining to that disease is most welcomed. I'll try to keep you updated on how things are working out here. Thank you.