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Dog-killing illness may affect humans, Michigan vet says

 A Michigan veterinarian is seeking state help for an apparent virus that’s killing dogs at her clinic and might be the same virus that’s killing Ohio dogs.

Because she has treated dogs whose owners had flulike symptoms, she thinks the virus might be passing from humans to dogs and from dogs to humans.

Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Ann Arbor, where Dr. Lindsay Ruland works, has seen many dogs with the symptoms attributed to canine circovirus: vomiting and bloody diarrhea, quick onset of lethargy, abdominal pain and severe inflammation of the intestinal tract.  More

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