The Nebraska Agriculture Department stated in a news release that livestock from two Nebraska farms have been quarantined after being diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory confirmed the diagnoses from samples that were taken from cattle on two farmers in Wheeler County, the Associated Press reported. According to State Agriculture Department spokeswoman Christin Kamm, three head of cattle on one of the farms were infected, and, since they were around cattle from the other farm, both farms' animals were quarantined.
Texas and Colorado have also seen vesicular stomatitis outbreaks this year. The USDA said 364 locations in Colorado and 62 in Texas have had issues with the disease.
The disease causes oral blisters and sores that can affect cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, goats and other animals. It is spread by insects and between animals through saliva and open sores.