Now that canine flu has been identified in Ontario, I’ve been inundated with questions, including “what is the risk to people?” It’s often tough getting the right message across, since there are some potential human health risks, but they are very low. The fact that we can’t say “it’s not a concern” sometimes gets taken as meaning “it’s a big problem.” Yes, there are some things to be concerned about, and that’s why we pay attention to flu. Yet, a lot of things have to happen for this to be a realistic public health concern. See the video below for more discussion of this (and yes, I know… I’m far from an expert videographer).