As of this time, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting an increase in Equine West Nile cases this year. Currently they are reporting 38 horses in the state of Texas infected, compared to 25 in 2014, and 31 in 2015. Many of these horses are residents of East Texas.
Hopkins, Franklin, Hunt, Lamar, and Wood Counties have reported Equine West Nile cases. The Health Services says it is important to vaccinate for West Nile every year.