We want to offer the most accurate and up-to-date disease information available. That’s why we thoroughly verify every new report and use disease-specific protocols to track every event.

OUR VERIFICATION PROCESS
  • We only use information from well-known, respected sources, such as USDA/APHIS, state veterinarians and state departments of agriculture.
  • We confirm, in writing, the case and specific details with the state veterinarian involved in the report.
  • We don’t disseminate any information until a report is thoroughly verified.
OUR OUTBREAK TRACKING AND REMOVAL PROCESS
  • During verification, we collect thorough information about every disease event.
  • Although there are no established quarantine times, we use the following for each disease to determine when the threat has passed and the alert can be removed from the site.
    • 4 months for EHV and Influenza
    • 6 months for VS and EIA
    • 9 months for WNV, WEE/EEE, PHF and Rabies
  • Certain situations, e.g. – confirmed WNV-carrying mosquito pools found early in the season in an area with a high horse population, may remain on the site until we can be sure the risk is no longer present.
TO REPORT A DISEASE EVENT

If you are a veterinarian and have a disease event you wish to report, please email alerts@outbreak-alert.com. To help us reach you for verification, please include your name, clinic name, location and preferred contact information.

If you are a horse owner wishing to report a disease event, please contact your veterinarian to verify the information and contact the site.