A case of equine Encephalitis has been discovered in the Cayo District. Director of Animal Health at the Belize Agricultural Health Authority, MigueL Depaz, told Love News that the case has indeed been confirmed.

Love News asked Depaz whether there were any chances of this disease getting out of control and becoming widespread.

According to Depaz, since it is an equine disease, it can also be transmitted to donkeys. For further information or to report suspected cases, the general public is asked to call any of the BAHA offices. Depaz advises farmers or horse owners to monitor their animals closely and inform BAHA as soon as possible if Encephalitis is suspected so as to allow for quick response on their part. He also advises farmers with healthy horses to do the annual vaccination against the disease.