Report of 2018 equine influenza outbreak in Chile

  • Rubén Moreira Dr
  • Alfonso García
  • Carolyn Ahumada
  • Catalina Badía
  • Paulina Suárez
  • Betty Yangaria
  • Carolina Aguayo
  • José Herrera
  • Gabriela Espejo
  • Enrique Pinto


The present study reports an outbreak of equine influenza (EI) occurred in Chile in January 2018, with cases spread along the country, from the Atacama to the Magallanes Region. The virus identified corresponded to the H3N8 subtype, affecting equines, donkeys, and mules. Clinical signs ranged from mild to severe, with a higher mortality rate in donkeys.
 Key words: equine influenza, outbreak, equines, donkeys.
Jan 8, 2019
How to Cite
MOREIRA, Rubén et al. Report of 2018 equine influenza outbreak in Chile. Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 51, n. 1, p. 27-31, jan. 2019. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2019.
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