North Dakota state agencies remind horse owners to protect their horses from equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), a disease that has seen cases in 11 states and two Canadian provinces in recent months. A horse in McKenzie County has confirmed positive for the disease.
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Although highly infectious and contagious among horses, EHV-1 poses no threat to human health. Measures to prevent the spread of EHV-1 include avoiding shared food or water containers and preventing nose-to-nose contact.