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    Has anyone heard this? It was on WXYZ TV out of Detroit. There were about 6? dogs that have died of this. University of Mich confirmed it was circovirus. Read below. It can spread potentially from us to dogs? This cuts into the other thread that was on here about the virus in OHIO! but now in Michigan. Is it just pet dogs? Anyone else have more information?

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    I sure wish they'd check and see, or reveal, what the dogs had in common, if anything. Did they all go to a specific dog park? A kennel? Were they at a dog show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotel4dogs View Post
    I sure wish they'd check and see, or reveal, what the dogs had in common, if anything. Did they all go to a specific dog park? A kennel? Were they at a dog show?
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    As usual, the news has blown it up for a story.... https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Pa...Questions.aspx

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    Circovirus confirmed in 2 Mich. dogs

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    Circovirus confirmed in 2 Mich. dogs
    Canine circovirus has appeared in Michigan, confirmed through testing at Michigan State University. Samples from two dogs tested positive, but officials noted that in both cases, other diseases -- parvovirus in one case -- were involved, and the AVMA has urged the public to remain calm. "We know that dogs infected with circovirus don't always become ill, but we don't know how much of the virus they may shed in their stool or how much risk these dogs present as sources of infection for other dogs," according to an AVMA statement. Veterinarian Lindsay Ruland called attention to the issue, questioning whether a number of dogs she's treated -- six of whom died -- might have the same illness that is under investigation in Ohio. Experts with the AVMA note that circoviruses are known to infect avian species and swine as well. The Detroit News (10/4), MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration) (10/3), Detroit Free Press (10/4), The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (10/4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Circovirus confirmed in 2 Mich. dogs Veterinary Medicine Update Circovirus confirmed in 2 Mich. dogs Canine circovirus has appeared in Michigan, confirmed through testing at Michigan State University. Samples from two dogs tested positive, but officials noted that in both cases, other diseases -- parvovirus in one case -- were involved, and the AVMA has urged the public to remain calm. "We know that dogs infected with circovirus don't always become ill, but we don't know how much of the virus they may shed in their stool or how much risk these dogs present as sources of infection for other dogs," according to an AVMA statement. Veterinarian Lindsay Ruland called attention to the issue, questioning whether a number of dogs she's treated -- six of whom died -- might have the same illness that is under investigation in Ohio. Experts with the AVMA note that circoviruses are known to infect avian species and swine as well. The Detroit News (10/4), MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration) (10/3), Detroit Free Press (10/4), The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (10/4)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
    As usual, the news has blown it up for a story.... https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Pa...Questions.aspx
    Until they know for certain what is the cause I think we do have to be wary! for our dogs sake! IMO

    In your article it said

    " The route of infection is still unknown, but the basic principles of viral spreading suggest that direct contact with an infected dog or its vomit or diarrhea would present a higher risk of infection. However, many viruses can be spread from animal to animal through the use of shared bedding and equipment or through human contact with an infected animal prior to handling of an uninfected animal. In pigs, circovirus is spread through the manure and through contact with respiratory secretions.

    The big thing is the route is unknown!.
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