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Canine Influenza: An Update

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Two years ago, a novel strain of the canine influenza virus alarmed the boarding facilities and animal shelters of Chicago by its rapid spread through the canine community. Veterinary hospitals saw increased numbers of dogs with high fevers, coughing, and sneezing. 1500 dogs became ill within 2 months, with 8 fatalities from pneumonia. Since the 2015 Chicago outbreak, there have been a few small outbreaks and a smattering of cases in several states.  As of last month however, there is a new outbreak happening in eight states in the southeastern US, which seemingly stemmed from a dog show in Florida.

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