Dangerous dog flu spread across United States

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DOG FLU

Dangerous dog flu

Pet owners in the United States worried about a dangerous dog flu. Canine influenza, a dog flu popping up around the U.S., including Washington, California, Arizona, Colorado, Pennsylvania. The flu very high contagious among dogs.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says, Dog flu is incredibly infectious. Nearly all dogs are infected in the country, with 80% showing signs of illness. The symptoms in dogs are very similar to those seen in humans, such as fatigue, cough, sneezing, and a drippy nose. For most dogs, the infection is rather mild, but it can be deadly.

Two influenza A viruses cause dog flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the two influenza A viruses, H3N2 and H3N8, that cause dog flu. H3N2 occurring among humans in this year flu season. In any case, the human-adopted H3N2 and the canine-adopted H3N2 infections are not the same. While, there are no known instances of people getting this season’s flu virus from their dogs.

The influenza virus changes rapidly. In future, the flu can spread between humans and dogs. According to CDC, in 2004 the H3N8 subtype jumped from horses to dogs, and in 2007 the H3N2 subtype jumped from birds to dogs.

According to recent findings, dogs play a key role in virus adaptation and genome mixing before spread to other species.

Coughing is a sign of this flu. There is no cure for this dangerous dog flu, only protective treatment. Make sure your puppy approaches a lot of water and a calm place to rest.

Therapeutic treatment might require if the infection prompts an auxiliary bacterial contamination. Liquids may should be controlled existing to keep the dogs hydrated.

Pet owners also follow some precautions and health benefits to protect themselves from the virus.