It’s been a busy fall for canine flu. We’ve started tracking canine influenza cases to have a better idea of its spread and to help with risk assessment and vaccination decisions (although canine flu vaccine shortages have also been an issue).
We’ve created an interactive map of our preliminary canine flu surveillance to date. A screen shot of the current map is shown below.
More data are hopefully coming, so the map should be more detailed in the near future. Veterinarians can use this link to quickly submit additional case information (just number of cases and location).
Our definition of a confirmed canine influenza case for the map is:
- Laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of canine influenza OR
- Acute respiratory disease in a dog that has had direct contact with a laboratory-confirmed case of canine influenza
More frequent map updates will likely be provided on Twitter: weese_scott