2017 Updates on Canine Influenza Virus

In the spring of 2017, there was a new outbreak of the H3N2 strain of the Canine Influenza Virus that first was seen in the Chicago area in 2015. Virologists at Cornell University have determined that this strain of the “dog flu” migrated from birds to dogs in Asia and was introduced into the United States by “meat dogs” imported from South Korea. A second strain, H3N8, migrated from horses to greyhounds at a race track in Florida in about 2004.

To read a general 2017 update on the Canine Influenza Virus, what it is, how it spreads, and how to treat it, click here.

To read a CIV alert aimed at dog show exhibitors and others designed to curb the spread of the virus to unexposed dogs, click here.