An animal in the Hudson Valley tested positive for a "highly contagious" virus.

On Tuesday, officials with HITS Saugerties in Ulster County, New York, were told a horse was sent to Cornell University for testing.

Horse Tests Positive For Equine Herpesvirus In Saugerties, New York

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On Thursday that horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus.

What Is  Equine Herpesvirus

Equine herpesvirus (EHV), is a family of "highly contagious viruses" found in horses worldwide, according to USDA.

There are nine known equine herpesvirus. The horse in Saugerties tested positive for EHV-1.

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EHV-1, EHV-3, and EHV-4 pose the highest disease risk to U.S. horses, officials say.

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"They do not pose a risk to people," the USDA states.

Horses In Quarantine

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The infected horse was in Permanent Barn 9 at HITS Saugerties. All other horses inside that bar have been placed "under immediate quarantine," officials say.

The stalls were immediately cleaned and disinfected.

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The infected horse is said to be walking around in his stall at Cornell University.

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