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Canine flu diagnosed in Ohio, results under review

A possible case of H3N2, a new form of canine influenza, was diagnosed in the Newark, Ohio, area this week, but veterinarians are hesitant to confirm the diagnosis until a second laboratory test is run.

Dr. Joshua Daniels, associate clinical professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was quoted in an article on the subject by The Columbus Dispatch, "New strain of dog flu found in Central Ohio.

“Because this is an emerging disease in a single animal in a new geographic area," Daniels said, "it should be confirmed by a secondary test."

H3N2 is quite contagious to other dogs, but not humans. If you see your dog exhibiting flu-like symptoms such as fever, vomiting, watery eyes and nose or not eating, the safest thing to do is contact a veterinarian and keep the dog away from other animals.

The Veterinary Medical Center's Emergency Services are open 24/7.

May 20, 2015


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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:37am