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Midwest Canine Influenza outbreak caused by new strain of virus

From Cornell University, April 12, 2015:

The outbreak in the Midwest had been attributed to the H3N8 strain of virus, which was identified in the U.S. dog population in 2004 and has been circulating since. The H3N2 virus had not been previously detected in North America. The outbreak in Chicago suggests a recent introduction of the H3N2 virus from Asia.

Read the press release from Cornell University.