SPECIAL REPORT: Dangerous virus killing dogs
By Curt Autry, Anchor
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A new virus is striking dogs in the middle of the country, and if not treated, it has the potential to kill an infected animal in just days. There’s no vaccine. In other animals, it’s been highly infectious, and scientists still can’t say with certainty how it’s transmitted. What is certain is this disease could be deadly, especially in kennel settings. Even though cases have been limited to just three states so far – California, Michigan, and Ohio – some Richmond Vets fear it’s just a matter of time until it makes its way here.
Dr. Olivia Pan is keeping up with all of the latest information for when it does, because early study results are frightening.
“They’re suspecting the dogs can bleed into their cavities, their chest into their abdomen, and those are some of the more serious ones that would bleed to their deaths,” said Dr. Pan. …. http://www.nbc12.com/story/23950879/special-report-deadly-dog-virus#