Canine flu in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – As many as 200 dogs nationwide and at least three in North Carolina were diagnosed this summer with canine influenza.

A Raleigh dog is the latest suspected of having the virus, which was also identified in dogs in Asheville, Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Canine flu spreads quickly from dog to dog. They can pass it on by physical contact, such as coughing and sneezing, and through shared food bowls or collars.

People who touch dogs suffering from the flu can spread it to other dogs as well.

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