In recent times, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported 10 cases of a mysterious illness affecting dogs. The department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the origin and spread of the illness in the county. The respiratory illness, known as Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease, is characterized by coughing, nasal discharge, sneezing, and lethargy. Despite displaying symptoms similar to those of common viruses and bacteria, dogs are testing negative on the respiratory panel used for these conditions.
As part of the investigation, county health officials are contacting the owners of sick dogs in an effort to identify the source of the infection. They are also working with federal and state agencies to coordinate their investigative efforts. If a dog is showing symptoms of the illness, the Department of Public Health advises owners to contact their veterinarian and isolate their dog at home for a minimum of 28 days. Furthermore, dogs that have been in contact with an infected dog should undergo a 14-day quarantine at home away from other dogs.
According to KCAL News Staff, who provide content on KCALNews.com and CBSLA.com, this information was reported by local health officials in Los Angeles County.