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Dog Flu

  1. Sep 27, 2005 #1

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    I thought I should bring this to everyone's attention.

    Dog Flu Spreads Worry Nationwide

    Updated 10:51 AM ET September 27, 2005

    A newly discovered virus has killed dogs in at least seven states, and veterinarians, kennel operators and pet owners are concerned because researchers say there is no vaccine and dogs do not have immunity to the new flu.

    "The concern is that the dog population on the North American continent is wholly 100 percent susceptible," Crawford said.


    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=1152491&page=1
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2005 #2
    I wish the article said which states have already been affected. But to be on the safe side, my little social butterfly will stay at home.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2005 #3

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    A New Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus Is Detected in 7 States
    By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and CARIN RUBENSTEIN (NY Times, Sep 22)

     
  5. Sep 27, 2005 #4

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    Better make sure your dogs wash their paws after sniffing each others' butts. :uhh: Or something like that.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2005 #5

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    Well, its obviously not very bad because they would say if it would soon be a world-wide epidemic and how some species of dogs will die out and everything.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2005 #6

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    How can you say it's not very bad? They just discovered it. It sounds extremely contagious, have you had a chance to read the article? I'm sure animals leaving the US will be under strict quarantine to prevent spread.
     
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  8. Sep 27, 2005 #7

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    Thanks for this information. Lots of my friends have dogs, so I will pass this on to them.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2005 #8

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    The fact that the virus may have mutated from a virus normally found in horses is pretty serious. What if it were to mutate into a variant of influenza found in pigs (e.g. swine flu) or birds (e.g. avian flu).

    Humans may not get 'horse' flu or 'dog' flu, but all it takes is for the virus to get to pigs or chickens/ducks/geese, and we might have a problem.

    from WebMD.

    WebMD also indicates
    and now it apparently has been found in 10 states, perhaps 11 or 12 if confirmed in NJ and NY.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2005 #9

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    I read an article from Reuters, it didn't sound very bad. :blushing: You make me feel bad!
     
  11. Sep 28, 2005 #10
    its so sad, huhu.:frown:
     
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