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Dangerous strain of dog flu spreads concern across U.S. (CBS News)

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Dangerous strain of dog flu spreads concern across U.S. (CBS News)

Post by centrop67 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:57 pm

A dangerous new strain of dog flu is spreading concern across the West. A dog in Montana recently tested positive for the highly contagious virus, and the Washington state health department is warning pet owners after possible exposure at a Seattle-area kennel.
Read the full article at cbsnews.com
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Post by karenz » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:04 am

Thanks for the info!
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Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:42 pm

Ive been hearing about this for years. I dont trust the big pharm.
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Re: Dangerous strain of dog flu spreads concern across U.S. (CBS News)

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:55 pm

It's the H3N2 virus - basically dog flu. Like the flu in humans, if you are young, older, or immune compromised, you are at higher risks. Most dogs recover fine.

Protocols are suggest to prevent dog to dog interaction because, like the flu, it spreads through close contact, so any one in the states who have reported it (Georgia, Alabama, California, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, Montana, and Wisconsin - I believe that is a full list) should take care if their dog goes to dog parks, doggie daycare, or boarding. I believe there is a doggie "flu shot" so if you do have a younger/older or immune compromised dog, I would talk with your vet to see what your options are.

More information: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/canineflu/keyfacts.htm
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/14/6/07-1270_article
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Re: Dangerous strain of dog flu spreads concern across U.S. (CBS News)

Post by centrop67 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:57 pm

One other thought mentioned in the article.

Apparently, humans can't get sick from it, but they can carry it and infect dogs.
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Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:19 pm

If you board your dog, they will make you give them the vaccine. Otherwise, its up to you
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