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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson 630-407-6015

Friday, April 10, 2015

DuPage Animal Care and Control Provides Canine Influenza Update

With canine influenza making headlines, DuPage County Animal Care & Control is taking the proper precautions. To-date no confirmed cases of canine influenza have been diagnosed at DuPage County Animal Care & Control. 

Despite this fact, acting DCACC Veterinarian Dr. Georgianne Ludwig has been in contact with officials at Chicago Animal Care & Control. Dr. Ludwig and shelter staff have proactively reviewed DCACC's sanitation policies and initiated a new vaccination protocol which includes vaccinating every outbound animal against canine influenza.

Canine influenza virus is an airborne pathogen that is spread to other dogs that come into direct contact with contaminated dogs or contaminated objects. Canine influenza is not transmissible from dog to human. Symptoms of canine influenza include cough, runny nose and fever. 

For more information about Canine Influenza including recognizing symptoms, treatment and prevention visit: