Southeast Plagued With ‘Extremely Contagious’ Dog Flu

More than 20 cases of an “extremely contagious” flu, named H3N2, have been reported in several states in the Southeast, prompting clinics to stock much more dog flu vaccine than typical this time of year.

According to WSB-TV Atlanta, H3N2 has been traced back to dogs brought from outside Georgia to Houston County a month ago.

Dogs with this particular flu can spread the virus from up to 20 feet away, just by sneezing, according to Cobb County veterinarian Cary Mackey.

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