Eastern Equine Encephalitis — United States
County animal control officials received a call about an ill horse on St Helena Island on 7 Nov 2019. The horse was treated and given fluids and able to stand back up, Trice said. But another call came the next day: the horse was found dead. The infected animal was near Little Horse Island, where a population of 7 wild ponies lives.
Trice said she is working with veterinarian Dessie Carter and the ponies’ caretaker to develop a plan to vaccinate the ponies and other horses nearby against