First Case Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) – Dog owners are being urged to vaccinate their pets as the first case of canine flu this year has been confirmed in Massachusetts. A six-month-old poodle was treated and released on Aug. 14 after a two-day stay at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. The MSPCA is urging owners of at-risk dogs to consider vaccinating their pets against the highly contagious virus for added protection. Veterinarians estimate that the the vaccine is about 60 percent effective. Dr. Virginia Sinnott of Angell’s Emergency &Critical Care Unit examines a dog after Massachusetts saw its first confirmed case of dog flu this year. (WBZ-TV) “We cannot confirm that this case was ‘patient zero’ in Massachusetts, but we do know that this dog had not traveled to states that have recently experienced outbreaks of flu,” said Dr. Virginia Sinnott of Angell’s Emergency &Critical Care Unit. “We must therefore recommend dog owners take preventative measures to reduce their pet’s chances of contracting the virus.” The poodle that ultimately tested positive arrived at Angell on Aug. 12 with a high fever and cough. The veterinary team suspected canine flu. The dog was treated in isolation and the hospital’s infection control plan was activated. “Even as we treated the patient with fluids and antibiotics we ensured that every surface in our critical care unit was disinfected to prevent the spread of the virus,&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Angell Animal Medical Center dog flu MSPCA Source Type: news

Related Links:

Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): J.M. González, T. Navarro, D. Lacasta, J.J. Ramos, L.M. Ferrer, N.G.C. Vasileiou, M. de las HerasABSTRACTVaccination programs against Ovine Respiratory Complex (ORC) in lambs should be accompanied by non-specific preventive measure, e.g., establishment of proper management and husbandry conditions. Implementing a vaccination plan against ORC requires: involvement of all farm staff, recording data, a positive cost:benefit analysis and continuous monitoring over time. Licensed vaccines for sheep are only against Mannheimia haemoly...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Juan Pablo Ek-Huchim, Isabel Jiménez-García, Rossanna Rodríguez-CanulAbstractMonogeneans Gyrodactylus von Nordmann 1832, cause outbreaks of gyrodactylosis in aquaculture settings worldwide. Detection of Gyrodactylus spp. is based on the morphological identification of isolated parasites after fish necropsy. Contributing to the diagnosis of gyrodactylosis, in this study, a non-destructive PCR assay was standardized; the PCR was first performed using genomic DNA of Gyrodactylus spp. isolated from the surface of the N...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Milan Obradovic, J. Alex Pasternak, Siew Hon Ng, Brenda Allan, Robert Brownlie, Heather L. WilsonAbstractLawsonia intracellularis is an obligate intracellular microorganism and the causative agent of porcine proliferative enteropathy. Due to its obligate intracellular nature, characterization of antigens and proteins involved in host-pathogen interaction and immune recognition have been difficult to achieve using conventional microbiological techniques. In this work, we used 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled with Western-immuno...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Hall JJ, Ambang T, Asante A, Mapira P, Craig A, Schuele E, Pervaz Iqbal M PMID: 31318056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
[WHO] Brazzaville, July 19, 2019 - As the Global Vaccine Action Plan GVAP) 2011-2020 nears its conclusion in 2020, a regional consultation was held this week by the WHO Regional Office for Africa to shape a new immunization strategy for the next decade with the aim that everyone, everywhere, at every age, fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Takashi Ishiguro, Yuki Yoshida, Yasuhito Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Shimizu, Noboru TakayanagiAbstractA 27-year-old man presented to our hospital with symptoms of lower respiratory tract infection. This patient showed imaging findings of diffuse bronchiolitis, ground-glass opacities, and consolidations. Antibiotics were not effective, and we performed bronchoalveolar lavage, in which only human rhinovirus infection was detected by multiplex PCR testing.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
The objective measurement of the cough severity and the assessment of the pattern of nocturnal coughing could be useful in the treatment of respiratory diseases in children.Study designIn children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-induced acute bronchiolitis, coughs were recorded using our original system with a microphone and accelerometer, and analyzed using our customized software program. The number of coughs in every 30-minute interval was measured in patients with acute bronchiolitis (n = 20), and their results were compared with those of infants with asthma exacerbation (n = 16).ResultsThe cough count in childr...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsConsiderable methodological variability exists for citric acid CRT in published literature. The findings suggest that caution is warranted in comparing citric acid cough thresholds across studies. Full replication of previously published methods of citric acid CRT is limited due to crucial elements of the citric acid CRT protocol being omitted from published manuscripts. These findings have implications on the use of citric acid CRT in clinical and pharmaceutical studies to evaluate the effects of antitussive medications and cough therapies.
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Polio Intervention:   Biological: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine in reduced doses Sponsors:   Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Mozambique;   World Health Organization Not yet recruiting
Source: - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news
More News: Cough | Emergency Medicine | H3N2 | Health | Hospitals | Outbreaks | Pneomococcal Vaccine | Pneumonia | Respiratory Medicine | Sports Medicine | Vaccines | Veterinary Research | Veterinary Vaccinations