The influenza canine arrives in Canada

News 10 January, 2018
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    In total, 46 dogs rescued from a factory of meat canine in South Korea arrived in Quebec.

    QMI agency

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 00:04

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 00:04

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    The health authorities have confirmed that two dogs rescued from a breeding farm meat canine in South Korea to be brought in Canada in December during a highly-publicized suffering from flu canine H3N2.

    In a press release issued Monday, the bureau of health of Windsor – Essex county, Ontario, has revealed that both dogs were suffering from influenza canine. Other dogs that have come in contact with the sick animals also exhibit symptoms of the disease, but the results of the tests carried out on these dogs are not yet known.

    According to the authorities, this is the first time that cases of influenza canine are listed in Canada. The influenza of the dogs is, however, widespread in Asia and in some regions of the United States, particularly in animal shelters.

    The influenza canine is highly contagious between dogs, has notified the Bureau of health, which recommends that an infected dog is separated from its congeners for two weeks. The infected animals to develop respiratory problems and may have fever, loss of appetite and a discharge of the eyes and the muzzle. The disease is rarely fatal.

    Although the influenza strains H3N2 viruses that attack dogs and humans are not the same and that they cannot be passed from one hope to another, the health Bureau is concerned that the two viruses that intermingle in order to develop a new strain of influenza.

    Last December, the organization Humane Society International announced it had rescued 50 dogs that were to end up in the plates in South Korea. Forty-six animals were sent to Quebec, where they were to be placed in adoption, while four remained in Ontario.