Horse owners are urged to vaccinate after encephalitis kills 2 alpacas

08/11/2011 | Capital Times (Madison, Wis.), The

Two alpacas in northwest Wisconsin have died after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis and a horse has contracted the disease, spurring state veterinary officials to urge horse owners to protect their animals with vaccines. The virus, which has no cure and a 90% mortality rate, is transmitted by mosquitoes to horses, humans, birds and other animals.

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