Virginia horse tests positive for West Nile

Virginia horse tests positive for West Nile

FAUQUIER, VA (WWBT) - A horse has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Fauquier County.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture said the horse, a 9-year-old pony mare, said the animal was not vaccinated and has recovered.

Tested confirmed the virus at the animal health laboratory in Warrenton and a USDA lab in Iowa.

West Nile Virus is mosquito-borne and can infect humans.

Symptoms in horses include loss of control of bodily movements, partial paralysis, becoming dazed and inability to stand.

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