A parvovirus outbreak is spreading through the city of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. This deadly dog virus has affected certain parts of the city and several dogs at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.
This virus attacks a dog’s gastrointestinal tract. This disease is commonly spread from an infected dog to another through fecal matter.
At least 26 dogs have been killed by the virus in Lebanon during the past two weeks. 32 total cases of parvovirus have been confirmed during this same time. One vet said it’s typical to see only 3 cases of parvovirus a year.
Most of the dogs that have been affected are strays or abandoned dogs. The virus has also spread to the Humane Society because a dog that had the disease was brought to the shelter, and the virus spread throughout the facility. The shelter is decontaminating everything in the facility. They are currently only accepting strays and not dogs that are being surrendered by their owners.
The Humane Society recommends to dog owners to get their pets inoculated and to properly clean up after their dogs. The Humane Society of Lebanon County is offering a free vaccination clinic on Saturday.
Source: Lebanon Daily News