The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 3:45 p.m.

Grandview horse with West Nile virus euthanized

OLYMPIA -- A horse with West Nile virus was euthanized at Grandview in Yakima County.
The state Agriculture Department said Tuesday the horse was pastured and had not traveled outside the area. It was not vaccinated for the virus. The disease was confirmed by testing at the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Pullman.
No human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed this year in Washington, although there have been more than 1,100 in 38 other states.
The virus is spread by mosquitoes and kills about one-third of the infected horses. Washington had 72 cases of West Nile virus in horses in 2009, but none in the next two years.
Story tags » DiseasesAnimalsGrandview

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...

HeraldNet highlights

Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (8 new photos)
A new breed of berries
A new breed of berries: Blueberry and raspberry plants that are ideal for Northwest
10 critical plays
10 critical plays: Aside from ‘the interception,’ other events also cost...
A future recreation station
A future recreation station: Skate park, playgrounds coming to Cavelero Hill
SnoCoSocial