Vesicular Stomatitis — United States
Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a reportable animal disease, has been found in 7 states in 2020: Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas [now also in Arkansas; see  below]. As VSV may spread throughout the Midwest and mountain states, livestock owners, especially those with horses, should be looking for signs.
VSV is a viral disease primarily affecting horses, also cattle, and occasionally swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. Although humans can become