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RE: Dog flu virus


Thanks for the heads up, Jim.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of James R. Fisher
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:21 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Dog flu virus


For the dog lovers among us.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Today's Headlines - September 27th , 2005

NEW DOG FLU VIRUS REPORTED IN 11 STATES
from The Washington Post

A strain of flu virus that jumped from horses to dogs has caused
sometimes deadly respiratory infections at dog tracks and kennels in at
least 11 states and among some household pets as well, health officials
reported yesterday.

While cautioning dog owners to keep their pets away from other dogs if
they have a respiratory infection to try to minimize further spread of
the virus, experts said most dogs recover from the infection.

The discovery comes as public-health officials are increasingly alarmed
about a dangerous strain of flu that has been spreading among birds in
Asia and occasionally infecting humans, but there is no evidence that
the dog virus can spread to humans. http://tinyurl.com/am9pk

-jrf
-- 
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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