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PostSubject: Dog Flu Reappears   Dog Flu Reappears EmptyWed May 31, 2017 11:55 am

While it's been mentioned a couple of times on the forum in the past ( see Concerns and Aggression )

According to USA Today it's now being found in Florida again.

For more information check out the AKC's site and possibly the WebMD site.

There are currently - still - two forms of dog flu, H3N8 (in Florida in 2004) and H3N2 (upper Midwest 2016 and later). While I don't see any definitive information on which form of flu this is article suggest that it's the H3N2 (probably brought by a snowbird?)

All that said, while these "dog flus" are *very* contagious dog-to-dog and we need to be careful exposing our pups to places and situations where they may be exposed, it is not dog-to-human contagious (not zoonotic).

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PostSubject: Re: Dog Flu Reappears   Dog Flu Reappears EmptyWed May 31, 2017 1:47 pm

Ugh...Florida. My friend is looking for some place tropical to have her beach wedding and I was really pushing for Florida so I could take the dogs with me instead of boarding them. Maybe they really would be better off staying in a kennel while we go to mexico instead.

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PostSubject: Re: Dog Flu Reappears   Dog Flu Reappears EmptyWed May 31, 2017 2:17 pm

If everyone concerned has their passports, she could get a lot more wedding for the dollar than for the same money in Florida. 'Course that also carries the hassle of getting everyone 'south of the border' from who knows where in the states.

So far there have only been 7 confirmed cases in this outbreak in Florida and from what I've been reading it's the equivalent of a cold in humans. Seldom fatal, mostly just an inconvenience but who wants a sick (dog / kid / spouse / ???) My take is that since the dogs have *no* natural immunity to the virus it spreads like the seasonal cold / flu in a school - way too easy to catch!
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