Dr. Long: Everglades virus poses threat

A map of southern Florida showing locations of EVEV samples from public lands. Circles indicate the current study, and diamonds indicate previous studies.

In a new study, University of Florida researchers report that Everglades virus, or EVEV — endemic in South Florida and a subtype of the highly pathogenic Venezuelan equine encephalitis — has mutated, suggesting a possible new threat to horses and other large mammals. Click here for the rest of the story!