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Horse in Tennessee dies after contracting West Nile virus

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture said horses infected cannot directly infect humans or other horses.

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn — A horse in Tennessee has died after contracting the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

The department said the horse was in Robertson County in Middle Tennessee.

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According to the department, horses infected with West Nile virus cannot directly infect humans or other horses. Symptoms in horses may include fever, weakness, loss of appetite, or convulsions.

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