Vol. 122, No. 45 A Newspaper of General Circulation November 11, 2019
 
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Kansas is 8th state to report livestock disease
A disease that causes blister-like sores on the mouths of horses and other livestock has spread to Kansas, marking the eighth state where it has been detected.  
The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced in a news release that the vesicular stomatitis virus has been confirmed in horses at a private residence in Sherman County, along the state’s western border with Colorado. The animals have been quarantined.  
The virus primarily sickens horses, but can also affect cattle, sheep, goats, swine, llamas and alpacas. Symptoms include excessive salivation, lesions, lack of appetite and lameness. The most common method of transmission is insect bites.  
Humans can become infected while handling sick animals and develop flu-like symptoms, but that’s rare. The virus also has been detected in areas of Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. –AP  
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