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Sun, Nov 25 | By Matt Van Hoven | 416

WASHINGTON – According to a report by the Associated Press, a Yakima, Washington dog has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. West Nile is spread mostly through mosquitoes, but in rare cases has been transmitted via blood transfusion. … more ›

Diagnosis; West Nile
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Serina S.
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Serina S.
5 years ago

How sad. poor dog

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Sheryl J.
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Sheryl J.
5 years ago

How awful, buds that feed on blood, yuck!!! How much time we spend trying to fight off these tiny vermon....

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natalie
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natalie
5 years ago

there are loads of mosquitos here in georgia

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mike h.
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mike h.
5 years ago

I didn't even think about blood transfusions transmitting West Nile. I guess there needs to be Pet mosquito spray too.

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

I knew about West Nile Virus being transmitted by mosquitoes. We have plenty here in Florida. But I had NO idea it could be transmitted by a blood transfusion. So much news here on Zootoo I would not normally get.

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barb  a.
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barb a.
5 years ago

You must use preventitive medicine heartworm is also spread by mosquitos and ticks spread lymes and euicklosis

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Jessica T.
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Jessica T.
5 years ago

We spray our yard for bugs and we have had some luck with that. I wish this article layed out the exact symptoms the dog presented with.

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Bonnie K.
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Bonnie K.
5 years ago

We need to get rid of as many of these pests as we can. Get rid of standing water.

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George H.
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George H.
5 years ago

I wouldn't mind never seeing another mosquito again, tho I am sure there would be unforseen environmental consequences if we could rid the world of the little beasts.

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

Florida is Mosquito Haven. Something we all to be alert to

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L.H.S.
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L.H.S.
5 years ago

Wow, this is not good news especially living out here in Georgia! Hopefully they will come up with a vaccination for dogs but probably not until many dogs die from it!

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Wanda & Veronica ;.
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Wanda & Veronica ;.
5 years ago

I live in MN. Not only can animals get but people too. We had a man who had it & died. Other people have been infected as well. Can't remember the out come on them. It is very scarey as MN is well known for mosquitos.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

Very interesting, I didn't know that dogs could get this. Makes you wonder about the cats too. I think we will be seeing more and more diseases entering our pets world.

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VKiggins
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VKiggins
5 years ago

I did not know dogs got West Nile, interesting information.

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Not good news - feed them garlic?

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Keri W.
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Keri W.
5 years ago

Be nice to know how this dog is doing.

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

Scary!!!!!!!

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

I hope no other pets catch the disease!

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Amanda
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Amanda
6 years ago

This is pretty scary. I live in WA and have friends/relatives in Yakima. I hope that West Nile does'nt spread to dogs in other cities in WA or other states.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

It is important that people know to watch for this and the symtoms of it. Is there any kind of a vacine that be given to help prevent this?

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

We have to know when this stuff shows up but it seems like there are just too many
illnesses and problems to worry about.

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Patty  B.
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Patty B.
6 years ago

Make sure you are using the correct products on your pet, and consistently.

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

There should be alert on this so that another dog isn't infected even though it isn't misquitoe season. People should know about this so that they can protect their pets.

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mARY ANN M.
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mARY ANN M.
6 years ago

As far as I know, West Niles is now in every state in the nation, having started on the East Coast and worked its way West. A few years ago it did massive damage to indigenous bird species in Illinois but it seems that they have sprung back well from it. I am wondering if bird populations have developed a better resistance to it or if survivors offspring inherited better resistance to it.

A lot I don't know in the animal world about this. I do know symptoms etc. in human populations. In Illinois it is the daytime biting mosquitoes that carry the disease I understand as opposed to the night time biters. A specific breed of mosquito.

I wonder if dogs, like people usually just get ill with a few, like people, getting much much more ill or dying. I know originally they said parrots would not get it, but then the last I heard it was determined they could get it.

Something we need to keep abreast of as they learn more and more about this disease.

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Linda L.
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Linda L.
6 years ago

I had heard of horses and humans getting this, but not dogs. I guess it could be a possible risk for any animal.

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

Hope they are working on a vaccine for this.

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

i have never heard a dog getting it, only people. that is nice to know now

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Elineen
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Elineen
6 years ago

And is this dog okay?

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FruitLoopLucy
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FruitLoopLucy
6 years ago

need to check with vet on what to do now!!

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FruitLoopLucy
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FruitLoopLucy
6 years ago

vaccine ASAP plz

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

e researchers is working on a vaccine..

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

good to know will call the vet and see what I should be doing.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

Good to know. I never heard of a dog getting West Nile. I am sure they will come up with a preventative.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

West Nile significantly decreased the magpie population here because magpies peck at animals who have/had the West Nile virus. It's a really good idea to keep your dog on a leash so they don't pick up the carcass of a dead bird, rabbits, etc.

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

How sad! Yes, repellant that is safe for animals is best to use as a preventive measure.

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penny m.
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penny m.
6 years ago

I agree: put repellant on the dogs.

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

use repellents

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Teresa K.
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Teresa K.
6 years ago

Need to use an insect repellent safe for animals as a preventative measure.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

It pays to be aware of the illnesses that mosquitoes can cause. Anymore I feel almost
paranoid about bugs & diseases.

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Seana B.
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Seana B.
6 years ago

This is so scary! I wish there were better ways to prevent it other than simply avoiding mosquitoes and preventing standing water or mosquito friendly areas around your home.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

You just have to be so careful of everything anymore.

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LIZ R.
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LIZ R.
6 years ago

I DID NOT REALIZE DOGS COULD GET THIS...

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

So sad but I am glad it is not any worse than this. I am glad it is winter here also.

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Cam J.
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Cam J.
6 years ago

Well that is just to sad. How are we suppose to protect our animals from this disease?

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Teresa B.
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Teresa B.
6 years ago

they need to hurry up on a vaccine then. that's really troublesome. One more thing to add to the list of things to worry about!

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

Poor dog. West Nile is so horrible. Is anyone currently working on a vaccine? I am sure Zootoo will keep us informed.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

this is so sad. but very informative. hopefully it won't happen again

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Janet V.
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Janet V.
6 years ago

Did not know this. Hope a vaccination is made soon for this.

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Hamccoy
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Hamccoy
6 years ago

poor doggy

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

Scary but important to know. Glad the info is getting out.

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Wyoming County S.
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Wyoming County S.
6 years ago

this is bad, hope it stops

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