Navigation Links
Dog Flu Risk Highest Where Canines Mingle
Date:1/24/2010

New vaccine could minimize severity, experts say

SUNDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Nowadays, even Fido fears the flu.

Boarding kennels and shelters in at least eight states -- New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia and Florida -- saw outbreaks of canine influenza virus last year. The highly contagious respiratory infection targets dogs of any breed and age in any season, killing up to 2 percent of its victims.

"With any respiratory infection in dogs, you do have the potential for it to morph into a secondary bacterial pneumonia, which then might -- if untreated aggressively -- result in the death of some animals," says Edward Dubovi, a professor of virology at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, N.Y.

But with proper medical care, dogs usually recover in two weeks without further health complications, says canine influenza virus expert Dr. Cynda Crawford, a veterinarian at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville.

Last July, the first influenza vaccine for dogs received a one-year conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and became available nationwide. The vaccine, made from a killed virus, doesn't prevent infection, but was shown in clinical trials to reduce the duration of coughing and viral shedding so that dogs are less contagious.

"So far, it performs about as well as the vaccines that we give to people, and horses and pigs," Crawford said.

Two allergic reactions to the canine influenza vaccine have been reported, but these were more likely related to the individual patient than the product itself, said Lyndsay Cole, an APHIS spokesperson.

Like human flu, the canine flu virus thrives in crowded conditions, spreading through coughs and sneezes, contaminated objects such as water bowls, and the hands and
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Michael Moores SiCKO Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Documentary of All Time Surpassing An Inconvenient Truth
2. United States continues to have highest level of health spending
3. Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in San Antonio
4. Precision Optics Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results With Highest Revenues in Six Years
5. HHS Recognizes Hospitals With Highest Organ Donation Rates
6. American Cancer Society to Present Highest Honor to Matthew L. Myers, Douglas R. Lowy, and Mark Schiffman for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Fight
7. University of Cincinnati researcher receives highest honor awarded to young scientists
8. White House awards Weill Cornells Bruce McCandliss highest honor for early career scientists
9. Iowa-S. Dakota Physicians Appeal to Presidential Candidates: Help Defend Americas Safest and Highest Quality Hospitals
10. Highest Reported Complete Remission Rate of 35 Percent Achieved in a Phase III Front-Line Multiple Myeloma Trial With Velcade(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapy
11. National Quality Report Ranks Regions Hospital Highest in Area
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2014)... response to the epidemic of prescription opioid overdose deaths ... of Medicine by leaders of agencies in the ... commentary calls upon health care providers to expand their ... overdose deaths, and describes a number of misperceptions that ... commentary also discusses how medications can be used in ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... better to give than to receive at least if ... suggests. , The study found that 15- and 16-year-olds who ... to family members, are less likely to become depressed than ... keeping the money for themselves. , The researchers detail their ... Sciences . , The study focused on the ventral striatum, ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... awarded one of 30 grants from the National Cancer ... Site in its new National Clinical Trials Network ... of investigators charged with distributing resources in a more ... system reflects recommendations from a 2010 Institute of ... goals:, Faster design, launch, and completion of ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... Science Foundation has awarded LSU Health Sciences Center ... Site grant in the amount of $295,635. The ... diverse social and educational backgrounds, underrepresented in the ... The project will provide students with training for ... It will be led by Principal Investigator Dr. ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... research led by a scientist at the University of ... element in the development of the nervous system may ... breast cancer., A research team, led by Dr ... Department of Biology at York, has studied how voltage-gated ... These channels are found in the membranes of excitable ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 2Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 3Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 4Health News:Study: Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed 2Health News:Dartmouth awarded lead role in NCI clinical trials network 2Health News:Dartmouth awarded lead role in NCI clinical trials network 3Health News:Breast cancer replicates brain development process 2
... 20 proteins in the Wnt family are some of ... develops and grows, but for 30 years scientists have ... The proteins have eluded standard visualization techniques, in large ... water-based liquids normally used for biochemical studies. But once ...
... Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert ... $5.9 million grant to develop a new vaccine against tuberculosis ... multi drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant. The grant will build on ... is based on genetically altered Mycobacterium smegmatis , which ...
... way to talk to someone about prognosis and quality of ... one had studied that question through direct observation, until the ... , The data is published online in the Journal ... E. Gramling, M.D., Sc.D., associate professor of Family Medicine at ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- How old ... humans possess the ability to judge whether a person has reached ... in the study correctly gauged whether the former wearer of an ... for the record, most didn,t think "old-people smell" was off-putting at ...
... Storrs HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, May 30 (HealthDay ... well as babies drinking cow,s milk formula on tests of ... study finds. But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than infants ... 20 percent of formula-fed babies in the United States are ...
... FORT KNOX, Ky., May 30, 2012 Last month, ... around the country attended the American College of Physicians, ... national medical student abstract competitions and share their perspective ... residents earned national awards for their research. "The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New molecular structure offers first picture of a protein family vital to human health 2Health News:New molecular structure offers first picture of a protein family vital to human health 3Health News:Einstein awarded $6 million grant to develop new TB vaccine against drug-resistant strains 2Health News:Einstein awarded $6 million grant to develop new TB vaccine against drug-resistant strains 3Health News:Listening in, researchers learn about end-of-life communication 2Health News:Listening in, researchers learn about end-of-life communication 3Health News:Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Study Shows 2Health News:Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Study Shows 3Health News:Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study 2Health News:Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study 3Health News:Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study 4Health News:US Army internal medicine residents receive awards from American College of Physicians 2
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of innovative medical-related products ... most important business assets, intellectual property (IP). ... Because of the highly-competitive nature of the Medical ... most litigious industry sectors of cases involving IP ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Tegra Medical is very pleased to announce the ... new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was promoted from his current ... the company,s four facilities in Massachusetts , ... joined Tegra Medical in 2012 with 20+ years of broad-based ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ... company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, ... Robert F. Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO ... Capital Markets, Tenth Annual Equity Conference. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
Headlight module is mounted on UltraLite Plus sweatband....
... rapid rise in intracranial ... intervention and continuous monitoring. ... technology that gets to ... Its versatility makes it ...
... The CODMAN ICP Monitoring ... measurements of intracranial pressure ... or intraventricular levels. The ... rather than through a ...
... The Polaris system delivers the ... cost effective and easy to use, ... level of precision measurement with unprecedented ... both active and passive tools, the ...
Medicine Products: