Canine Flu Hasn't Affected Utah Dogs

Canine Flu Hasn't Affected Utah Dogs

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The mysterious canine flu popping up at dog tracks, pet shops and shelters across the U-S hasn't affected Utah's pups yet.

So far, the flu has killed racing greyhounds in six states last year and at 20 tracks in eleven states this year.

Although there has been no reports of the disease in Utah, health officials say they have had several inquiries about the new virus.

Utah Department of Agriculture spokesman Larry Lewis say the main thing is they don't want the public to really panic about the new virus. He says at this point, there hasn't been an immediate threat.

Veterinarians say Utah's dog owners will need to take precautions while traveling, especially to states that have confirmed cases of the disease.

The infection is contagious and would need to travel with an infected dog to spread to other states.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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