Chicago sees uptick in cases of canine flu after outbreak - KMOV.com

Chicago sees uptick in cases of canine flu after outbreak

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Vets checking a dog for the flu (Credit: KMOV) Vets checking a dog for the flu (Credit: KMOV)

CHICAGO (AP) - Several animal shelters across Chicago say they're seeing a resurgence of the highly contagious canine flu that hit the city last year.

The Chicago Tribune reports the illness has sickened at least 150 dogs so far. Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society has halted dog adoptions and temporarily shut two downtown adoption centers. It has 100 ill dogs at its main facility.

Officials with the rescue group PAWS say it is caring for 40 to 50 dogs sick with canine flu. Founder Paula Fasseas says the group treated 350 dogs during last year's outbreak.

The animal welfare groups think this sickness is the same strain from last year. That outbreak sickened 1,700 dogs in Cook County starting last spring. Vaccines are available at veterinary offices.

Experts attribute the increase to spring weather and more dogs interacting.

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