An unknown disease kills dozens of dogs in the United States

An unknown disease kills dozens of dogs in the United States

Specialists believe that they have identified the family of the disease, without at the moment having a clue.

A disease that worries the United States. In the northern state of Michigan, dozens of dogs have died of an as-yet-unrecognized disease, according to reports CNN. In Otsego County and Clare County alone, more than 50 animals have died.

The authorities indicated that the dogs suffered from vomiting, hemorrhagic diarrhoea, lethargy and loss of appetite. Symptoms reminiscent of a disease of the parvovirus family. This, highly contagious, mainly affects young dogs and those that have not been vaccinated according to the US channel.

90% of dogs survive small viruses

However, while some tests on samples tested positive for parvovirus, others on sick dogs tested negative. “There are more results pending and more to learn,” veterinarian Nora Wineland said in a statement released by the Department of Health. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The authorities stress that the disease is not transmitted to humans or other animals. However, authorities require dog owners to vaccinate their animals well, as the majority of cases have appeared in young or unvaccinated dogs.

With proper treatment, the survival rate for infected animals is over 90% according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. However, contacting the vet should not be delayed if symptoms develop, as deaths generally occur between 48 hours and 72 hours after the first clinical signs appear.

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