Postmortem test results confirmed Minnesota’s first reported West Nile virus case of 2022.

In late July, an unvaccinated 4-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Kandiyohi County was euthanized due to deteriorating neurologic conditions. More than 30 other horses are boarded at the same facility and the owner reports they’re all current on their West Nile virus vaccinations and appear healthy at this time. Infected horses cannot spread the virus to people or other horses.