Earlier this week, it was reported that eight states are dealing with outbreaks of H3N2 canine influenza virus (CIV).

Since then, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine reported cases in the Pelican State.

According to LSU:

We are aware of two confirmed positive dogs in Louisiana. A veterinarian in Monroe reports several suspect cases and has a confirmed PCR result for H3N2 in one dog. Generally, the cases were stable and treated as outpatients at home. A dog show appears to be the source of exposure.

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LSU veterinarians say the best prevention is to avoid exposure by keeping your pet at home. Avoid activities and areas where dogs gather and mingle.

Image/Amanda Mills
Image/Amanda Mills