First Confimed Dog Flu Case in Twin Cities
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Animal Humane Society says a dog adopted this week from its St. Paul animal shelter potentially has come down with canine influenza.
Test results from the dog came back positive for the H3N2 flu even through the dog — a Shar Pei mix — had shown no signs of illness before it was adopted Sunday.
Local Animal Humane Society president and CEO Janelle Dixon says it's the first reported case of dog flu in the Twin Cities. The Star Tribune reports nasal swab testing is being done to confirm the diagnosis.
Dixon says the dog, named Toga, "has recovered well and is at home" with his adoptive family.
No dogs are being accepted or adopted at the shelter until officials can confirm that no other animals are infected.