Veterinary Public Health Program
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in the Midwest of the USA
A large outbreak (over 1000 dogs) of canine influenza
(dog flu) has been reported in the Chicago area and
This outbreak is caused by canine influenza virus H3N2,
which, until now had not been detected in the US. Canine
influenza H3N2 has been circulating in southern China
and South Korea since 2006.
To date, the outbreak in the US has been localized to
the Chicago area and parts of the Midwest.
There have been no reports of cases of canine
influenza H3N2 reported in Los Angeles County. 4.20.15
So far in 2015, seven rabid bats have been found.
In 2014, 40 rabid bats were found in Los Angeles
County. Several were found in the Santa Clarita area. A
rabid skunk was also found in this summer in the
jurisdiction of the Long Beach Department of Public
Health. It was the first rabid skunk detected in our
county since 1979. Learn more2.20.15
When was rabies first detected in Los Angeles County?
How many rabid animals did we have last year?
The 2013 Veterinary Public Health Manual for
Veterinary Practices in Los Angeles County
This manual is for veterinarians practicing in Los Angeles County. When it comes to protecting both human and animal health, veterinary practices are the eyes and ears of our community. Click on image at right (7.8 MB).
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West Nile Virus - Dead Bird and Tree Squirrel Testing
In 2013 total of 304 dead birds and three tree squirrels tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in our county. Learn more
West Nile Virus testing of animals in Los Angeles County
has been reduced as of August 2013. Please report dead birds to the State of California's West Nile Virus program at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).
Watch this video to learn more about dead bird reporting.