Friday, November 27, 2015

Veterinary Highlights: Vaccine for H3N2 Influenza Virus Available

This Spring, new strain of canine flu, that has originated in Asia, has made its way to American continent. With dogs' immune systems unprepared, many dogs got sick, some of them died.

Existing canine flu vaccines haven't been shown effective.

This month, USDA has issued a conditional product license for Merck Animal Health's H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus vaccine.

We live in a remote area where risk of exposure is low. We're not going to rush to get our dogs vaccinated, also because the vaccine is very new.

If we lived in high populated area, though, I'd be happy to know that it is available now.

Source article:
New Canine Influenza Virus vaccine for H3N2 available

Related articles:
Canine Influenza Outbreak
Blood Test for the New Dog Flu (H3N2) Available

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