Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 989-7060
Tel: (877) 747-2243
Fax (213) 481-2375 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Canine distemper is worldwide fatal disease of domestic dogs, foxes, raccoons, wolves, and skunks. It has also affected lions and tigers in wild animal compounds in Los Angeles County.
The virus infects the whole body and suppresses the
immune system. Animals infected with Distemper can
spread the virus through direct contact with other
animals or by contaminating the environment with
infectious discharges. Infected animals become very
sick, and develop nasal and ocular discharges, fever,
vomiting, diarrhea, neurologic symptoms, and may die.
Dogs may be protected from this disease through