Breaking News: Canine Influenza Virus

Canine Influenza Virus has been diagnosed in the Chicago area and has spread to Wisconsin and Indiana.

A release made by the New Jersey Department of Health indicates that “A canine influenza vaccine is available and persons who board their dogs (including daycare), visit dog parks, or whose dogs are exposed to other dogs should discuss vaccination with their veterinarians.”

The release also stated that, “Dog owners should be aware that any situation where dogs come into contact with other dogs increases the risk of spread of communicable diseases, including CIV. Good infection control in kennels and other places where dogs congregate will reduce that risk.”

For additional information on this disease, visit the website for the Center for Disease Control.

Canine Influenza Virus

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