No One Wants to See the Herpes Horses

That damn equine herpes outbreak has cut the number of visitors to the Memorial Day Classic weeklong horse show in LA down to about half of what they usually are. But why are people so scared? It can't spread to humans, anyway. From the LA Times:

All 18 horses affected by the equine herpes virus-1, a highly contagious airborne virus, were placed under quarantine, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. No new cases have been reported since May 23.

Humans are not at risk of contracting the virus, for which there is no vaccine.

Hmm. That thing about "highly contagious airborne virus" and "for which there is no vaccine," well, that shit's scary!

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