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Mysterious Michigan Dog Illness Identified By State Officials

Michigan officials have stressed that "Canine parvovirus is NOT contagious to people or other species of domestic animals."

An announcement from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development comes after an animal shelter in Ostego County reported at least 30 animals falling victim to the illness.

State officials identified the mysterious illness that has sickened and killed dozens of dogs across Michigan as canine parvovirus. Canine parvovirus spreads through fecal matter and includes symptoms such as tiredness, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.

Michigan officials have stressed that “Canine parvovirus is NOT contagious to people or other species of domestic animals.”

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