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Published May 23, 2011, 09:01 AM

Deadly horse virus confirmed in South Dakota

MITCHELL, S.D. — South Dakota's Animal Industry Board says a deadly and highly contagious virus has been confirmed in a horse in Gregory County.

MITCHELL, S.D. — South Dakota's Animal Industry Board says a deadly and highly contagious virus has been confirmed in a horse in Gregory County.

The horse and others on the premises have been quarantined to prevent the spread of Equine Herpes Virus-1.

The virus has infected more than 30 horses in nine states and Canada after being traced to an Ogden, Utah, horse event earlier this month. Some of the horses have died.

The disease poses no threat to people.

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