A Dog’s Life” by Richard Walker licensed under CC BY 2.0


Source: CBS News

A new strand of canine influenza is impacting dogs in Florida and could potentially transmit to their owners as well.

Twelve dogs in the state have tested positive for H3N2, a virus that affects the respiratory system and can develop into pneumonia.

While there is no current evidence to suggest the flu can spread from dogs to humans, the virus could mutate and potentially sicken people.

Veterinarians believe the recent outbreak in Florida stems from a dog show attended by the twelve affected dogs.

Experts advise owners with diagnosed dogs to keep their pet away from other animals for at least 4 weeks to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.

Read Full Story: CBS News

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Outbreak of Dog Virus Could Sicken Pets, Humans

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