Updates on the Chicago outbreak of an Asian strain of Canine Influenza (“Dog Flu”): http://vetmed.illinois.edu/veterinary-respiratory-expert-e…/
The canine influenza virus does not infect people. The majority of dogs who become infected experience mild symptoms. Infected animals that are immunocompromised, such as the very young or very old, may be susceptible to secondary infections, leading to more serious conditions, such as pneumonia. To our knowledge, there have been no cases in Missouri or Arkansas. It still is unknown if the currently existing canine influenza vaccination will protect against this new strain.