canine distemper


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It has been extended from its original end date of June 19 after three reported cases of canine distemper jumped to 33 positive cases at the facility, located at 2630 W Rio Salado Parkway, said Jose Santiago, spokesman for the county agency. Rocky Baier, azcentral, "Maricopa County's Mesa animal shelter to remain under quarantine until July 1," 19 June 2019 Raccoons can spread canine distemper and lay Baylisascaris roundworm eggs in water, sandboxes or on objects, which could potentially lead to severe infections in humans. Janet Eastman,, "What to do about cougars in the neighborhood, skunks under the house, bats in the attic," 19 July 2019 And that risk, combined with a ferret’s susceptibility to plague, canine distemper and other diseases, make survival tenuous, even in the most ideal wild conditions. Andrew Nicla,, "Late hours, no pay, diminishing returns: Scouring the Arizona desert for black-footed ferrets," 10 July 2019 Over the last month, 55 dogs were euthanized, 49 of which were officially diagnosed with canine distemper, Santiago said. Claire Rafford, azcentral, "Quarantine lifted at Maricopa County animal shelter in Mesa after extended closure," 2 July 2019 Is your dog at risk of contracting canine distemper? Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Here's how to protect your pets from parvo and distemper," 8 June 2019 The virus, called canine distemper, causes raccoons to leave their traditional habitats—trees, garbage cans, nighttime—and venture into the human domain, often in a crazed, disoriented or wobbly state. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "The Latest Scourge of Central Park: ‘Zombie’ Raccoons," 12 Aug. 2018 Of 26 raccoons found dead inside the park since June 24, two tested positive for the canine distemper virus, which doesn’t affect humans but can spread to unvaccinated dogs, officials with the city Health and Parks departments revealed on Saturday. Fox News, "Dozens of raccoons die from viral 'zombie' outbreak in New York's Central Park," 22 July 2018 Europeans could have brought over diseases such as rabies and canine distemper (similar to measles, but in dogs) that were probably not present in the Americas before, Perri said. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Fox News, "Native dogs of the Americas were wiped out by European colonization," 6 July 2018

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