Sunday, November 8, 2009

Please pay attention to this!


Dogs from 30 states and the District of Columbia have fallen ill with the canine influenza virus in recent years. But some areas have experienced protracted or repeated outbreaks. Those, which expert Cynda Crawford calls hot zones or hot spots, are:
- South Florida (which is in a quiet phase right now)
- Colorado Springs-Denver-Cheyenne, Wyo., corridor
- Philadelphia to eastern parts of New York and New Jersey
The AVMA says two additional spots Pittsburgh and surrounding environs and the Lexington, Ky., area "may be emerging as endemic" areas, meaning the virus seems to be well-established and showing up in relatively higher numbers.

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