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What You Should Know About the Midwest Canine Influenza Outbreak
The canine influenza outbreak afflicting dogs in the Midwest is caused by a virus closely related to Asian strains of influenza A H3N2 viruses, currently in wide circulation in southern Chinese and South Korean dog populations. The virus is currently afflicting more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago and parts of the Midwest. The H3N2 virus had not been previously detected in North America and there is no evidence that this strain can be transmitted to humans.
Both influenza strains can cause: high fever, loss of appetite, coughing, nasal discharge, and lethargy. Symptoms may be more severe in cases caused by the H3N2 virus. Some infected dogs may not show symptoms at all. Additionally, H3N2 has caused infection and respiratory illness in cats.
It is not known if the current vaccine will provide any protection from this new virus H3N2. -The current vaccine does protect against H3N8, which is in circulation in some areas.
While there have been no reported outbreaks of this virus in New York State, if you have recently returned from a trip with your pet from the Midwest, or know of others who have done the same, it is highly recommended to refrain from playdates and group congregation for up to 10 days and until your Veterinarian has given them a clean bill of health. If you notice a change in your pet’s behavior, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Animal Health Center is a state-of-the-art animal hospital located in the heart of the Hudson Valley. For more information on our services please visit our website at www.emergencyvet.org. If you have any questions regarding your pet’s health, please contact our offices immediately at (914) 941-4904.