After first being recognized in the 1960s, equine neurologic herpesvirus disease was diagnosed sporadically. It did not occur as recognized outbreaks of disease, as has been experienced recently. A mere one-point mutation in the DNA of the virus changes it from a typical herpesvirus respiratory or abortion clinical presentation to one that neurologically affects healthy adult horses. Equine Herpesvirus – Extension Fact Sheet. This results in sporadic outbreaks in equine populations. Therefore, it is good to be familiar with the types of equine herpesviruses, clinical signs associated with the disease, transmission, diagnosis, treatment and especially, ways to protect your horses from infection. Although EHV-4 most commonly causes respiratory disease, it can also cause abortion and neurological disease. Clinical observations and management of a severe equine herpesvirus type 1 outbreak with abortion and encephalomyelitis. The virus causes acute outbreaks of disease that are characterized by abortion and sporadic cases of myeloencephalopathy (EHM), both severe threats to equine facilities. In this outbreak EHM symptoms developed 5 (two horses) or 9 (one horse) days after the first fever, and 1, 2 and 4 days after the last fever (Table 2).
After first being recognized in the 1960s, equine neurologic herpesvirus disease was diagnosed sporadically. A mere one-point mutation in the DNA of the virus changes it from a typica herpesvirus respiratory or abortion clinical presentation to one that neurologically affects healthy adult horses. It is also recognized as a cause of perinatal foal mortality, and some strains produce encephalitis, either as a sporadic or an epizootic disease. Form in foals during the first year or two of life is most often caused by equine herpesvirus 4, which has also been recovered from sporadic cases of abortion. Of the several viruses known to cause acute respiratory disease of foals, the most important in equine herpesvirus 4. Virus is excreted during the incubation period, and horses remain infectious for at least 5 days after clinical disease begins. Shingles, also known as zoster, herpes zoster, or zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters involving a limited area. The disease has been recognized since ancient times. At first the rash appears similar to the first appearance of hives; however, unlike hives, shingles causes skin changes limited to a dermatome, normally resulting in a stripe or belt-like pattern that is limited to one side of the body and does not cross the midline. The Tzanck smear is helpful for diagnosing acute infection with a herpes virus, but does not distinguish between HSV and VZV.
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However, since the mid-1990s, outbreaks of neurologic disease in humans and horses, with an increase in death rates, may have marked the evolution of a new West Nile virus variant. Diagnosis After an incubation period of 1 to 6 days, there is a brief febrile illness of sudden onset, characterized by malaise, nausea or vomiting, headache, and myalgia. 57 Circulating antibodies may be detected in unvaccinated persons as early as the sixth day of illness and usually appear within the first 2 weeks after infection. Barmah Forest virus (family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus) causes sporadic disease and epidemics in Australia.42 Clinically, Barmah Forest virus causes a Ross River virus-like illness, but the rash tends to be more florid, and true arthritis is less common. Cache Valley virus disease is rarely diagnosed in North America, in part because laboratories rarely test for it. After the patient’s hospital discharge, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene isolated a virus (designated strain WI-03BS7669) from an acute-phase CSF specimen. CVV is 1 of at least 9 Bunyamwera serogroup viruses in North America (1,5,6,10), where it was first isolated from Culiseta inornata mosquitoes collected in Cache Valley, Utah, in 1956 (5).