9/20/2011

Tennessee's state veterinarian imposed a seven-day quarantine on the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center after a horse admitted to the center with signs of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 was ultimately euthanized and confirmed to have the infection. While not transmissible to humans, the disease is highly contagious among horses and camelids. Appointments are being moved off-site, and the hospital is imposing its own 14-day quarantine to investigate the case; university officials emphasized that there is not currently an active case in the hospital.

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