Canine Influenza (CIV) Detected
(NC) Canine Influenza (CIV) has been detected by PCR in a nasal swab sample submitted on April 25, 2019 to our laboratory from a single North Carolina dog. The positive detection was somewhat unusual in that the dog had been exhibiting clinical signs including coughing and sneezing for at least 15 days. While influenza signs often persist for 3 weeks or longer, virus detection tests are most rewarding earlier in the clinical course of the illness. We will attempt to type this virus and will report additional information as an addendum to this, if possible. Our Canine Influenza surveillance map has been pretty quiet recently.
For more information and a map of cases, please see Canine Influenza H3N2 Updates.