Rare Canine Flu Outbreak Hits Chicago

April 7, 2015 2:02 AM

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Rare Canine Flu Outbreak Hits Chicago

An unusual outbreak of canine flu around the Chicago area has killed five dogs and led to more than 1,000 cases, according to the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control.

The symptoms of canine infectious respiratory disease include lethargic behavior, lax appetite, a lingering cough and a fever, the department notes, with more severe cases showing up in dogs less than a year old and older than seven. Until the outbreak subsides, which the department says may not occ...

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